Saturday, February 22, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Stuy Town resident and Congressional candidate Peter Harrison announced his campaign to make public transit free and increase accessibility throughout the system on Tuesday morning at the corner of First Avenue and East 14th Street.
Harrison’s proposal, the “Freedom of Movement in America Plan,” calls on the federal government to spend $1.7 trillion on public transportation over the next 10 years. One component of the plan is to make transit completely fare-free and provide $17 billion in federal funding to cover fare revenue, in addition to providing $9 billion in funding for paratransit in order to achieve 100% accessibility for public transit.
Another aspect of the proposal would fund the Federal Railroad Administration in order to invest $150 billion in Amtrak, $150 billion into the development of high-speed rail and update rolling stock to decarbonized, emission-free systems within 12 years at a cost of $500 million a year.https://town-village.com/2020/02/07/free-public-transit-proposal/
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
A Coney Island lawmaker is recommending that state legislators eliminate fees for city buses and subways, opening up the transit system to all New Yorkers.
Councilman Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island) introduced the non-binding resolution in City Council on Tuesday, claiming the measure could help reduce income inequality and mitigate climate change.
“There is a real opportunity to reimagine mass transit in New York.,” Treyger said in a statement. “With a single measure, we can take a big bite out of poverty, income inequality, mass incarceration, and our impact on climate change.”https://www.brooklynpaper.com/coney-island-pol-calls-for-free-subways-buses-in-city-council-resolution/
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
ICYMI: Today, I will be introducing legislation to call for #FreeFares for all subway & bus riders.— Mark Treyger (@MarkTreyger718) February 11, 2020
There is a real opportunity to re-imagine mass transit in New York. How can NYC become a more equitable place AND encourage people to use public transit? Free subways and buses. https://t.co/WlMk9fLi9f
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Friday, February 7, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
This city politician wants to turn the turnstile into a relic of the past.https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-mta-free-nyc-subway-bus-service-year-round-mark-treyger-20200205-xfmzbjr24fhq3lumuxu3givrny-story.html
Councilman Mark Treyger is calling on the MTA to make subways and buses free year-round.
“There is a real opportunity to reimagine mass transit in New York,” Treyger (D-Brooklyn) said, citing the recent departure of subway chief Andy Byford. “New York can take a big bite out of poverty, mass incarceration, income inequality and our impact on climate change.”
This is not okay. This student was trying to go home and physically harassed by police.— Elizabeth Adams (@ElizabAdams) February 6, 2020
This is why we need to talk about free public transit. But even still, it won’t matter until we address the underlying issues of inequity that allow a young black girl to be treated this way. https://t.co/zXq7Kr7M3Z
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Yesterday I became the first federal candidate to introduce a plan to make all public transportation 100% free, accessible, and green.— Peter for New York (@PeteHarrisonNYC) February 5, 2020
The Freedom of Movement in America will take back our streets and cities from cars, sprawl, and pollution! #free2move https://t.co/TCs5sUNtRS
Monday, February 3, 2020
Enough, @NYGovCuomo. Your disregard for our diverse communities shows exactly why my call to nationalize public transit and make it free and accessible for ALL is so urgent. Stop these cuts now. pic.twitter.com/O47LBDbZuj— Lauren Ashcraft for NY-12🌹 (@VoteAshcraft) February 3, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Sunday, January 26, 2020
I’m running to protect the 72% of residents who are home renters through the Homes Guarantee, to pass fare-free transit as part of a Green New Deal for Cities, and to fight for a four day work week for all working families in the New Economy of Care.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Borough President James Oddo is asking the MTA to consider launching a one-year pilot program, offering free rides on Staten Island’s SIM express bus system to reduce congestion by incentivizing mass transit use.https://www.silive.com/news/2020/01/should-mta-consider-free-bus-service-for-staten-island.html