New York Gov. David Paterson's choice to run the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said at a hearing yesterday that he would work with the Legislature to find a solution to the cash-strapped agency's needs but didn't offer proposals of his own. The state Senate will consider the nomination of Jay Walder as chairman and chief operating officer at a full confirmation hearing tomorrow.

"We need to work to place the MTA on a long-term, secure financial footing, not for a couple of years but over a long term," Walder said.

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