New Yorkers: Tell Governor Cuomo to Stop The Fare Hike!
  • Petitioned Council Speaker Christine Quinn

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Council Speaker Christine Quinn
New York-064
State Rep. Nicole Malliotakis
New York-009
State Sen. Dean Skelos
New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New Yorkers: Tell Governor Cuomo to Stop The Fare Hike!

    1. Petition by

      Transportation Alternatives

The cost of a MetroCard is about to go up again, making your daily commute more expensive. Public transit needs to be reliable and affordable, but we're paying more for less.

This is unacceptable.

Over the past five years, New Yorkers have already endured three transit fare hikes and the worst service cuts in a generation.

- In 2007, a 30-day unlimited MetroCard cost $76.
- In 2012, a 30-day unlimited MetroCard costs $104.
- In March 2013, according to the MTA, the cost is set to skyrocket once more.

Meanwhile, the state government has stolen $260 million in what was supposed to be dedicated transit funding -- and the city hasn’t increased funding since 1992!

The MTA cannot be bailed out by selling New Yorkers out, and we can't let our transit system fall into disarray and disrepair. It’s time for the city and state to step up and invest in public transit.

Public transportation is vital to New York: It connects workers to jobs and customers to businesses, forming the backbone of our region’s economy.

There are 8.5 million daily transit riders in New York and together, we can fight for transit that is both reliable and affordable.

It’s time to tell Governor Cuomo: No more fare hikes!

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 15,000 signatures
    2. Staten Island Advance Editorial calls on Cuomo to fund transit

      Staten Island Advance agrees, NYC's transit system is hurting because elected officials continue to short change transit.

    3. Crain's Editorial: Albany needs to fund transit beyond fare hikes

      Crain's New York agrees, simply asking riders to keep paying more for less is unsustainable.

    4. State Senator Gustavo Rivera: Albany can do better than debt hike

      More and more elected officials are joining us in the fight for better transit service in NYC.

    5. MTA funding deal in Albany will lead to higher fares and less service

      Once again, Albany has made a policy decision that will burden NYC transit riders. Enough is enough!

    6. Sheepshead Bites endorses Stop the Transit Hike petition

      Calls on Governor Cuomo and Albany to stop burdening riders with unfair fare hikes continue to grow.

    7. Village Voice reports on Stop the Transit Fare Hike petition

      NYC media outlets are starting to cover and report on this important issue!

    8. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Peter Ayola BRONX, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Everything Keeps going up except our Pay.

    • Amy Lehr NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      trains are overcrowded and unruly, stations are full of homeless people using the platform as a bathroom and there are not enough trains

    • Anthony Hartwell BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      NYC is becoming too expensive to live. There's no reason why the fare should be going up every year!

    • Yerain Abreu NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      We cant afford that!

    • will campbell NY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      we pay more for less


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