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Vandals Hit NYC Bus Depots

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MTA bus (credit: CBS 2)

MTA bus (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities said more than two dozen buses have been vandalized at two New York City bus depots in recent weeks.
NYC Transit said fareboxes on 29 buses were filled with construction foam, disabling them.

The agency said the cost to repair them was about $185,000.

The vandalism was first discovered in late September at a Queens bus depot near Citi Field. A week later, 12 buses with the same damage were found at another Queens depot.

Authorities were investigating.

Last week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board approved fare hikes that will go into effect on Dec. 30. The nation’s largest transit agency is facing an $800 million budget gap.

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