MTA should donate one days worth of the Verrazano Bridge fares to help rebuild Staten Island
  • Petitioned Joseph J. Lhota

This petition was delivered to:

MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph J. Lhota
New York Governor
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
New York State Senate
New York State House
New York-13
Rep. Charles Rangel

MTA should donate one days worth of the Verrazano Bridge fares to help rebuild Staten Island

    1. Jason Hernandez
    2. Petition by

      Jason Hernandez

      Brooklyn, NY

The MTA Bridges & Tunnels have been collecting ridiculous fares for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge since November 21, 1964(47 yrs) and what have the residents of Staten Island received? A deteriorating bridge, bumper to bumper traffic, and fare increases routinely. Its time for them to show their appreciation and support to the Staten Island residents and affected areas. On average, about 200,000 cars travel over that bridge each day...That's about $1.5 million in daily tolls collected even if we low balled that number. I would like too see the MTA Bridges & Tunnels donate one full days(24 hours) worth of Verrazano fares to to help the families that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please, lets get as many signatures as possible and make this happen. Please share this with everyone! Thanks and lets help rebuild!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Governor Cuomo's NY Jobs for Cleanup Work

      Jason Hernandez
      Petition Organizer

      To all my friends and family looking for work in NY.If you live in one of the counties affected by Hurricane Sandy, they JUST announced they will be hiring about 5000 people paying about $15 hour lasting about 6 months.....Get on your grind and apply before they all get taken...

      By Phone: Contact the Department of Labor at: 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).

    3. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Louis DeBenedittis NATIONAL PARK, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      We have relatives that live in these communities.

    • Heather Milano MONROE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because it would be the right thing to do.

    • Janice Font STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Staten Island has been devastated by this storm and everyone, including the MTA needs to give for once instead of taking constantly.

    • Addie Corn STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's the correct thing to do seeing as how, way back when, "they" said, once the bridge is paid for, there will be no more toll!! I live on Staten Island and it's high time that the residents get treated with some respect instead of being used to pay for everything but things on Staten Island!

    • Victoria Jacobson BAY SHORE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      My sister lives in Staten Island.


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