Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sign of the times

"New York MTA Nixes 21,000 Bridge, Tunnel Passes After 54 Years

By Chris Dolmetsch Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The free ride is over for thousands of government officials, emergency workers, police officers and firefighters who cross the seven bridges and two tunnels connecting New York City's five boroughs. Ending a practice in place since 1954, the board of New York's state Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted 7-6 today to revoke about 21,000 free passes for 90 organizations, including the mayor's office, the city's emergency management office, the district attorneys and borough presidents."

They're trying to meet a projected budget shortfall. We'll be seeing a lot more of this, I expect.

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