On the steps of City Hall, we joined the Community Service Society (CSS) for a big announcement: 28 New York City Council Members and 29 advocacy organizations have joined our push for half-priced MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers (#FairFares)! See our letter to Mayor de Blasio.
They’re not alone: according to a new poll from CSS, 73% of New Yorkers want to see #FairFares and 62% would be more likely to vote for a mayoral candidate that backs this proposal. Check out our press coverage in the Daily News, amNY, NY1,El Diario, Dnainfo, Streetsblog, and more!
Not surprised that #FairFares is gaining momentum? Neither are we. But it’s up to you to make sure the Mayor gets our message and backs #FairFares in 2017.
Make sure Mayor de Blasio gets our message! Share the new video from CSS featuring Riders Alliance members and the high cost of transit for low-income New Yorkers. Click to Tweet!
Do you have a story about a time NYC’s buses let you down? Share it with us! Today we’re launching our call for riders’ “Woes on the Bus,” inviting New Yorkers to submit their stories of frustration with bus service on their website at www.ridersny.org/buswoes.
You may have seen our recent video telling New Yorkers exactly who is responsible for our subways and buses: Governor Cuomo.
After making lots of promises to riders that he would contribute billions to improve New York City’s public transit, Governor Andrew Cuomo went back on his word. In January, he proposed that the State allocate $0 in new funds in this year’s budget to pay for the MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Program, which funds maintenance, improvements, and expansions to our public transit.