Thursday, February 20, 2020

Congressional candidate from New York proposes nation-wide #freepublictransit

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. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Coney Island lawmaker recommends state legislators eliminate fees for city buses and subways

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.” 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NYC City Councilor introduces legislation for #freepublictransit

Thursday, February 6, 2020

NYC City Councilman calls for #freepublictransit

This city politician wants to turn the turnstile into a relic of the past.
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.” 

Solution: #freepublictransit

Candidate for NYC City Council calls for #freepublictransit

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

NY-12 Candidate for Congress releases plan for #freepublictransit

Monday, February 3, 2020

Congress candidate joins protest against bus service cuts, calls for #freepublictransit

Sunday, January 26, 2020

NY-12 Candidate for US Congress calls for #freepublictransit

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

Fare-free Staten Island proposed

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.