NY lawmakers say they won't support MTA's planned fare hike for commuters

New York state legislators are telling the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that they will not support fare hikes for riders.
The MTA says it is dealing with fiscal issues after running out of over $15 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Lawmakers are searching for other ways to close the agency's financial gaps.
The State Senate and Assembly are calling on the MTA to forgo its planned 5.5% fare increase for the year, as well as an expected future hike in 2025.