NEW YORK — The pandemic has created a giant hole in the budget of the MTA.
New expenses for advanced disinfecting and a drastic decrease in ridership means a shortfall that’s in the billions of dollars.
The worst case scenario could involve service cuts and fare and toll hikes.
Congress and President Trump included $3.9 billion for the MTA in the first federal stimulus package.
MTA officials last month had a second request for another $3.9 billion in the bill known as Heroes Act.
Transit advocates with Regional Plan Association worry about a $9 subway ride.
Riders Alliance and other groups held a video conference with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY).