2008_09_mtalg.jpgYesterday the MTA board voted to revoke the free E-ZPasses for city employees, 7 votes to 6. According to NY1, the plan, which the Bloomberg administration opposed, was also "narrowly approved" by the MTA's finance committee. The move will force police, fire and other city agencies to get E-ZPass accounts for the MTA's bridge and tunnel crossings. City budget director Mark Page said, "The bookkeeping management argument and ill will arising from this proposal is probably more expensive, in terms of the likelihood of coming together on the extremely serious issues that face all of us, than it's worth," but MTA executive director Elliot Sander emphasized that the transit agency's dire financial situation--like the $900 million deficit it faces-- required the free ride to end.