MTA Drops Two NYC Subway Lines

In the face of an $800 million budget gap, the MTA just blinked, closing the W and V lines on Friday night. More than 30 bus routes are also scheduled to close in an effort to save $93 million.

Fares will also increase by 7.5% next year in order to raise revenues. The cuts will hit Queens and Brooklyn especially hard, where three disabled women are suing the MTA over loss of personal mobility. "We now face longer commutes, more crowded commutes and more transfers," said Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. on Friday morning at a mock funeral for the 8-year old V and W lines.

Full Story: 2 Subway Lines to End Amid Transit Budget Woes


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