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Topic - Gene Russianoff
He acknowledged the MTA could benefit from a campaign to improve its image, particularly after a difficult year in which the agency severely cut service, eliminating some subway lines entirely, and passed another fare hike _ by 25 cents to $2.50 for a single-ride ticket.
"I don't begrudge them wanting to put their best foot forward," said Gene Russianoff, staff attorney for the Straphangers Campaign rider advocacy group. "But if this new campaign comes at the price of permanently kiboshing the literature, I think that's a mistake."