Transit Advocates To Rally For Investment In Bus, Subway Service

speakers will demand equity for millions of transit-dependent New Yorkers in the governor's budget.

Photo: Riders Alliance

New York, NY–A diverse coalition of New Yorkers will rally to urge Governor Kathy Hochul to add $300 million for more frequent off-peak public transit service in her revised budget next week. Noting new MTA expenses, including $150 million for more MTA police and $300 million for more trains to Long Island suburbs, and a multibillion dollar state budget surplus, speakers will demand equity for millions of transit-dependent New Yorkers in the governor’s budget.

Who: Members and leaders of the grassroots Riders Alliance, TWU Local 100, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Senator Brad Hoylman, Assemblymember Zohran Mamdani, Earthjustice, La Colmena, Rise and Resist/Elevator Action Group, Transportation Alternatives, Tri-State Transportation Campaign and more (list in formation)

What: A growing coalition of New Yorkers including Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and leaders of TWU Local 100 and the Riders Alliance will rally to demand no transit cuts and an equitable investment of $300 million for more frequent off-peak city bus and subway service in the state budget to complement the governor’s proposed $150 million for more police, $300 million for new Long Island service, and industry subsidies.

When: Wednesday, February 22, 12 noon

Where: Pershing Square (opposite Grand Central Terminal on E. 42nd Street, Manhattan)


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