With the MTA losing $1 billion each week to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re kicking off a rush hour-of-action directed at New York’s Congressional delegation everyday this week at 4 pm, the height of rush hour for many hospital and other essential workers, demanding that Washington deliver the MTA’s requested $3.9 billion in federal aid to subway, bus, and paratransit service.
Here’s how you can get involved!
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Nearly HALF of America’s transit riders are in the greater NYC region yet MTA riders got just 15% of the funding in the last federal stimulus…
Statement on Redistributing MTA Service to Prevent Harm to Black and Brown New Yorkers
TransitCenter — Riders Alliance — New York Communities for Change — Tri-State Transportation Campaign — Community Voices Heard — New York Immigration Coalition — Churches United for Fair Housing — Race Forward — NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign — Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development — Mothers on the Move
As the MTA mobilizes spare capacity in the transit system to lessen crowding during the COVID-19 emergency, organizations urge Governor Cuomo and agency leadership to act swiftly to protect public health and safety.
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$249 million could increase midday and weekend subway frequency by 15%, saving millions of riders valuable time, cutting crowding, and making the subway a more effective way for New Yorkers to access their city
In September 2019, Governor Cuomo announced that the MTA would hire 500 additional MTA police officers deployed to New York City Transit. The Citizens Budget Commission estimated the police hire would cost more than $56 million in the first year. In November, the MTA projected a new expense of $249 million for police officers over its four-year budget cycle.
Concerned about how this unnecessary outlay would…
The Bus Turnaround Coalition is encouraged by the MTA’s recent openness to investing more resources in the Bronx Bus Network, as part of the overall network redesign process. We would like to submit the following proposals as critical investments the MTA could make to improve the bus rides and lives of 650,000 daily Bronx riders.
Increased operational revenue and savings achieved through efficiencies in redesigning the Bronx bus network should go toward greater off-peak, overnight, and weekend frequency on major East-West routes with 10,000 or more daily rides.
Examples of current high ridership and high frequency routes are the Bx36…
What is the MTA network redesign?
As part of the Fast Forward Plan, MTA is revisiting the bus network in all five boroughs and designing a plan to improve speed, reliability, and efficiency. Additionally, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Better Buses Action Plan Commits To:
Why does the Bronx bus network need a redesign ?
New York’s tens of thousands of express bus riders commute some of the longest distances in the city. They pay $6.50 per ride. They hail from far flung neighborhoods in the outer boroughs sometimes deemed ‘transit deserts’ because they lack good subway connections.
Many express bus riders are even designated ‘supercommuters’ by the Census Bureau, because they travel more than 90 minutes each way to get to work.
With many spending upwards of 15 hours each week in transit, their time is especially precious.
According to this new route-by-route analysis by the Riders Alliance, a grassroots organization of transit riders…