Another Metropolitan Transportation Authority "hearing," and another fare hike ["Hikes expected," News, Dec. 14]. When is the public going to realize that these staged MTA hearings mean nothing?

Those fare hikes are already decided before the so-called hearings are held for public input. When did they ever consider public input in these fare hikes? The public's pockets are picked for every aspect of the MTA's revenue.

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This is what happens with an agency that spends with little or no regard for the public.

William Devlin, Rockville Centre