New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority board on Wednesday passed its $13.5 billion budget for 2014 and four-year financial plan, shelving a $25 million proposal for service restorations amid debate over safety, expired labor contracts and heavy debt service.

Allan Cappelli of New York's Staten Island borough, and three other board members pushed for the service restorations, but the majority agreed for the finance committee to recommend a restoration sum in June, when the annual budget process begins.

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