From The New York Times: Students are likely to keep the discounted fares they pay to ride New York City’s buses and subways. Legislators and transit officials are close to an agreement to save the service. The state would provide $25 million to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to help retain the free or cheaper fares under a deal that was being hammered out in the legislature.
DECEMBER 2009...From The Associated Press: The cash-strapped agency that runs New York City subways and buses is considering a proposal to end the practice of giving free rides to schoolchildren, a move that could cost half a million students nearly $1,000 per year in transportation fees. The proposal before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board to end free rides for schoolchildren has parents wondering how to get their children to school.