NY transit agency: Layoffs still needed

NEW YORK - (AP) - New York's transit agency will hold a new roundof public hearings to discuss layoffs and subway booth closures.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board voted today tohold the hearings next month.

A judge ordered the agency to hold new hearings before firingany subway station employees and to reopen dozens of subway booths.

The MTA will also appeal the judge's ruling.

The MTA fired more than 200 subway station employees last month.It had planned to fire 200 more by the end of June, citing budgetproblems.

MTA Chairman Jay Walder says further delaying the layoffs iscosting $40,000 every day.

He said the appeal of the judge's decision would trigger anautomatic stay of the court's order and stop the reopening ofbooths.

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