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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- Council Speaker Christine Quinn
- State Representative
- State Senator
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Governor Andrew Cuomo.
I am one of the 8.5 million New Yorkers who rely on the bus and subway every day. When it comes to public transit, I’ve paid enough.
Since 2007, I’ve been hit with three fare hikes - yet you expect me to accept a fourth in 2013!
I’m now paying more for less since the State raided public transit to the tune of $260 million in the last three years.
This led to the worst service cuts in a generation with the loss of two subway lines, 32 bus lines and 570 bus stops.
When you ran for governor, you said, "I believe the governor should be accountable for the MTA. People have the right to know who's in charge and who's responsible and I think it should be the governor."
Governor Cuomo, this fare hike is unacceptable. You won the election, and you’re now accountable for the MTA. It's time to uphold your word to New Yorkers.
I need you to fight for me and stop this fare hike. Our regional economy depends on it. Sustainably funding public transit doesn’t mean placing the burden entirely on transit riders.
We’ve paid enough.
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