FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 20, 2009

Statement From Speaker Silver Regarding MTA Funding Plan Proposed By State Senate


I am willing to support any plan that provides a stable, long term funding stream for mass transit and apportions the burden equitably among everyone who has a stake in the MTA's future.

I have not had an opportunity to fully review the Senate's plan, but if it can accomplish both of those objectives and command the support of the majority of Senators then it is an alternative we're prepared to take very seriously.