Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Bill would provide #freetransit to all students in state of New York

All students in New York state would get a free round-trip ride to and from school, under a bill introduced Friday.

Co-sponsored by Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) and Sen. James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley), the bill could save parents thousands of dollars a year in Metro-North train tickets and MTA subway fares.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Transportation is a public service, no need for user fees [fares]

What if instead of Fair Fares for some, we made public transportation free of fares for residents? We provide public services — garbage collection, firefighters, etc. — through taxpayer funds because they’re necessities. Transportation is integral to city living and should be thought of as a necessity.


https://www.amny.com/opinion/the-real-goal-should-be-fare-free-mass-transit-1.26350631