Fare hikes. Service reductions. Overcrowded buses and trains. New York commuters have seen the impact of starving our public transportation system, and it’s getting worse each month. We’ve been told that there is no alternative, the state has no more cash. We can only hope that the next fare hike won’t break our budgets or cripple our hard working neighbors.
But what if there was another way? What if we could not only halt the MTA’s steady decline, but fund a robust transit system — to the point where it was free to ride. Yes, free.
There is a way. The city that never sleeps gets around by a network of trains, buses, taxis, and cars. We pay to ride the train while cars clog the roads to a standstill without contributing a dime. Our plan charges drivers who enter lower Manhattan during rush hour to help rebalance our transit ecosystem, making it more sustainable for everyone.
This plan encourages drivers to use public transit, reducing pollution, congestion, car accidents and energy consumption. By unclogging traffic, life would much easier for those who must drive, saving them time and money. Everyone wins — even the drivers who are paying for an upgrade to their service.
Free Transit has the potential to transform New York City for the better. Instead of subsidizing Wall Street or condo developers, Free Transit invests in millions of transit riders, the backbone of our economy.
Free Transit is a movement in NYC of people just like you. Help us call on the policy makers to recognize that our trains and buses are the life line of this city. Join us in celebrating the idea of Free Transit.