ACTION ALERT - Keep Subways Safe! Keep Booths Open!
On August 1, Governor Patkai vetoed a law that would have placed a three-year moratorium on subway booth closings. As a result, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's is moving forward with plans to close 62 part-time token booths in the subway system. If station booths close, booth clerks - known as station agents - would be replaced by a combination of MetroCard vending machines and HEET's - floor-to-ceiling "High Entry/Exit Turnstiles" activated by MetroCards.
Many groups - including the Transport Workers Union and the New York Public Interest Research Group - oppose these closures because they will force riders to choose between their safety (entering at unstaffed locations) and convenience (having to travel further to staffed main entrances.)
TAKE ACTION TODAY!
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