NYLPI Joins Disability and Transit Advocates in Urging Gov. Hochul to use Outer Borough Transit Fund for Improvements Rather than Toll Discounts

February 23, 2024

Access-A-Ride, Climate and Energy Justice, Congestion Pricing, Disability Justice, Health Justice, News, OPWDD, Transportation

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NYLPI joins transit and disability advocates in a letter urging Governor Kathy Hochul and legislators to use the Outer Borough Transit Account to fund transit improvements, not toll rebates, and to make the final project list fully transparent and approved in a public meeting.

“We ask that you use the Outer Borough Transit Fund to improve bus, subway, and commuter rail service rather than provide toll discounts. Your representatives on the Capital Program Review Board should be looking at ways to bring transit riders back and boost service in transit deserts, rather than encourage more driving as congestion pricing is turned on.”

NYLPI joins Reinvent Albany, BetaNYC, Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, Common Cause New York, Disabled In Action of Metropolitan NY, New York League of Conservation Voters, NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign, Open Plans, Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA (PCAC), Regional Plan Association, Riders Alliance, Rise and Resist, Elevator Action Group, StreetsPAC, Transportation Alternatives and Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

Read the full letter here.

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