Restoring Public Transportation
Our public transportation system is the lifeblood of our City. It is integral to our quality of life and our economy. We rely on it to get to work, see our friends and family, visit cultural institutions, and explore new restaurants and businesses. Yet, Southern Brooklyn is devoid of reliable train and bus service. Roughly eighty percent of our stations are inaccessible and many are unsafe because they lack elevators and are plagued by crumbling walls.
My plan to restore our broken public transportation system includes:
- Making the MTA more accountable by giving riders a direct vote on the MTA Board so that the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on mass transit will go to service improvements and not wasteful spending.
- Restoring dedicated revenue and spending so money is actually spent on improving speed, quality, and reliability of trains and rehabilitating our subway stations including structural and architectural components.
- Fighting for accessible stations so all New Yorkers including the thousands who use wheelchairs or have other mobility impairments can ride the subways without unnecessary obstacles.