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December 21, 2005

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Fans For Fair Play explains why those who have kept up on their Ratner reading are more pissed at the MTA than the transit workers union.

The MTA is nickel-and-diming the transit workers while they've spent the last two years:

  • wasting millions on their new corporate headquarters;
  • ripping off taxpayers by offering the Hudson rail yards to the lowest bidder, the New York Jets;
  • ripping off taxpayers to the tune of another $150 million (at least) by accepting another lowest-bid, Bruce Ratner's, at the Vanderbilt Yards here in Brooklyn;
  • drooling over the prospects of wasting $400 million dollars to build a concrete platform over the Hudson yards in a dicey and dubious "let's play real-estate developer" bid;
  • maintaining separate books for pubic and private dissemination;
  • issuing roller-coaster "we're going broke!" or "we're swimmin' in cash!" declarations, particularly galling with the strike, because just a month ago the MTA was bragging about their billion-dollar surplus, offering minimal holiday discounts to straphangers.

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Posted by lumi at December 21, 2005 6:58 AM