Gounardes: Golden Raided Transit Lockbox

Democrat Andrew Gounardes, running for Republican State Senator Marty Golden's seat, faulted Golden and his fellow Republicans for a plan to cut capital financing for public transit by $770 million.

Just last year, Golden sponsored "transit lockbox" legislation to protect transit funding from being raided.

Now, Gounardes said, it's Golden dipping into the funds that could have been used to restore the B37 and weekend express buses and improve service on the underserved N and R lines.

Goundardes sees abandonment in Golden's reversing his "lock box" rhetoric to side with upstate Republican colleagues like John DeFrancisco, who quipped "We don't have too many MTA trains going to Syracuse."

It's time, Gounardes said, for Golden to decide who he's representing.

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