MTA Approves Doomsday Cuts

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Well, it's doomsday. The MTA voted today to cut 52 bus routes, drop the W and Z lines, and shorten the G and M lines in an attempt to close a $383 million budget gap. The cuts also include plans to phase out free subway fares for students, lay off 700 workers, and reduce management salaries by 10 percent. Sounds awful, right? Just remember it could always be worse. For example, there could be a fare increase. And, lucky for everyone, that's not happening until 2011.

MTA votes for major service cuts to fill $383M budget gap [NYP]