|NYS Tax Relief Now Calls For Feasibility Study to Privatize the MTA|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 3, 2011 – Bohemia, NY -- NYS Tax Relief Now, a New York not-for-profit entity dedicated to identifying, educating and legally challenging any improper tax imposed upon New York businesses, is having an event on March 29, 2011 to raise awareness of its call for a commission to conduct a feasibility study to consider breaking up the MTA as it exists and privatizing its components.
Bill Schoolman, founder of NYS Tax Relief Now, stated that privatizing certain transportation components of the MTA is “entirely feasible and would result in reducing the operational cost per mile by more than half of the current costs incurred by the MTA” making it a “no brainer for the current administration and legislators to take a hard look at this proposal. “
NYS Tax Relief Now is calling for the New York State Senate to appoint a bi-partisan committee to look into this possibility, of which half would be comprised of businesspeople. Jack Kulka, Co-Chair of the March 29th event, stated that “we are very hopeful that, especially in light of our budgetary situations, our elected officials will continue to prioritize this issue in the same manner they did before they were elected and then re-elected. Privatizing the MTA will help put almost $1 billion back into the Long Island economy, that is currently being siphoned by this tax.”