On Sunday, Riders Alliance members camped out in front of Governor Cuomo’s New York City office, gathering around our campfire to share your Subway Horror Stories. Thanks to everyone who joined us for a great event!
If you couldn’t make it to the event, you can sign our #RideCuomoRide petition inviting the Governor to take a ride with us during rush hour to see for himself what all your horror stories are about! You can also read more about the event at the New York Post, New York Daily News, amNY, and Metro New York!
We also want to thank everyone–over 400 of you!–who submitted their stories. We wanted to share some of our favorites with you, so that the next time you’re underground on a C train with no air conditioning or waiting on a platform wondering whether the L will show up today, you’ll know you’re not alone!
But the story doesn’t end here: our terrible tales can have happier endings if Governor Cuomo and our Legislature step up and fund our subways and buses.
Right now, the MTA’s five-year capital plan has a $14 billion funding gap–and it’s up to our Governor and Legislature to close it. If Governor Cuomo doesn’t fund our subways and buses, fares will go up and service will get worse–and riders will have many more subway horror stories to tell.
If you agree that Governor Cuomo should fund the MTA, sign our #RideCuomoRide petition. After seeing what New Yorkers deal with every day, we’re sure he’ll finally understand why we need him to be a leader for better public transit in New York. And after you sign our petition, head over here to read some of your Subway Horror Stories!