Riders slam CuHomo’s plan to raid $40M from MTA funds

Riders, state legislators and transit advocates spoke out Sunday against Governor Cuomo’s proposed raid of $40 million in transit funds for subway and bus services.

In his January executive budget, Cuomo proposed that the state use that money to pay off bonds it originally took out to help the MTA financially, but promised to pay back using state money.

Advocates say the raid breaks earlier vows the state made to the MTA and its riders.

Straphanger George Christman, 52, of Astoria said he hopes Cuomo thinks twice about it — and uses the money to keep fares down.

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