Yes, those were probably crickets you heard at some of the recent MTA fare hike public hearings. Why? Well that’s what happens when about half the board doesn’t even bother showing up.
Maybe the missing board members decided to cut
school work and go for a joy ride in their father’s prized Ferrari. Maybe? Oh wait, that was Chicago.
Out of 16 voting MTA board members, only half showed up for last Monday’s hearings. Wednesday the turnout was even worse, with only six making an appearance, and only seven showed up on Thursday.
Maybe they all had trouble getting there because their trains weren’t running, and it was days before then next bus came. Just guessing.