First Public Advocate candidate to call for zero fare hike: “MTA is Making Lives Miserable”
After the MTA pushed off a vote on fare and toll increases this morning, Public Advocate candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito released the following statement:
“The MTA should not raise our fares a single cent this year. The subways are crumbling, buses are stuck in traffic, the L train is closing and then re-opening every five minutes—enough is enough. Every day on the subway I’m surrounded by New Yorkers who can’t get to work, pick up their kids on time, or make it to job interviews without a 20 minute delay: the MTA is making lives miserable. Stop making excuses, stop threatening to raise fares, and fix the damn subway.”
Public Advocate candidate Mark-Viverito has proposed Weed for Rails, a plan to legalize marijuana and use the tax revenue to fund the MTA.