Improve and Reform the MTA
Southern Brooklyn is starved for reliable public transit. Our subway and bus service is at an all time low, subway stations are inaccessible and literally falling apart-- yet fares continue to rise. You can check out my transit report which demonstrates how the transit woes of southern Brooklyn have tangibly affected our economy, our wellbeing and our quality of life. Our community needs and deserves better.
Ensuring MTA money is spent on improving speed, quality, and reliability of trains and buses, and rehabilitating our subway stations including structural and architectural components. We finally passed a program that would provide the MTA a steady funding stream to make vital changes, but the roll out has been slow. It’s critical to the outer boroughs and those that rely on public transportation that this funding stream gets implemented.
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. Roughly 75 percent of our stations are inaccessible and many are unsafe because they lack elevators and are plagued by crumbling walls. This is unacceptable.