Reiterates call on Cuomo to reinstate $65 million cuts to MTA operating budget
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Yesterday’s F train nightmare was just one more reminder that we’re operating on borrowed time. Those trapped commuters may have escaped unharmed, but what about the next disaster?
I have repeatedly called on Governor Cuomo to reinstate the $65 million in operating funds he and the MTA decided to cut. We are facing a major transit emergency that could put lives at risk and jeopardize the city’s long term economic growth. We need to move beyond the empty rhetoric, cosmetic solutions and budget cuts. What we need is nothing short of a full blown revolution in how New York provides public transportation to 8.5 million people. Our city lives and dies by its buses and subway. It’s time Governor Cuomo and the MTA step and give New York the transit system we deserve.