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MTA To Reportedly Reduce Number Of Station Agents

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's shaky financial picture could reportedly mean fewer token booths and station agents in the subway.

The Daily News says the cuts are part of the agency's doomsday budget, which is due to be presented to its board on Thursday.

The paper says the stations being considered for closures have at least two booths, leaving at least one booth staffed all the time.

The budget plan could also eliminate the 600 roving clerks who help riders in stations, though it's unclear if they would be laid off or reassigned.

The news comes after MTA officials said service cuts and fare hikes are unavoidable unless Albany bails out the agency. The MTA's projected budget deficit for next year has soared to over a billion dollars. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP