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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2015
Contact:  Scott Salotto (845) 638-5645

COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED DAY STATEMENT ON MTA BOARD APPROVING FARE AND TOLL INCREASES

"I am extremely disappointed that the MTA Board has chosen to once again raise Metro-North fares and MTA tolls on overburdened, overtaxed Rockland County commuters.  For years, our residents have paid far in excess of the level of service received from the authority, only receiving about 60 cents in value for each dollar conveyed.  Rockland County, as well as many families and businesses, have closed budget gaps by reducing expenses and improving efficiencies.  The MTA should be taking similar steps, instead of balancing its books on the backs of riders and drivers.  On behalf of our local residents, I commend Rockland's MTA Board Member Carl Wortendyke for being the lone dissenting vote today."