| 11 Nov 2014 | 02:13

    Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Assembly members Jonathan Bing and Micah Kellner, and Borough President Scott Stringer joined transportation and disability advocates to call on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to drop a proposed Access-A-Ride fare hike. The MTA, which is trying to close a gaping budget deficit with fare hikes and service cuts, is looking to double the $2 fare, an additional burden to the elderly and disabled people who rely on Access-A-Ride. â??MTA is ambushing paratransit riders because they know people with disabilities have no other transportation options, Kellner said at the rally. â??While Access-A-Ride is critical to those who use it, the revenue that doubling this fare will bring is comparatively unimpressive.