Chris Outlines Her Transportation Plan
Chris outlined her plan for the future of mass transit in New York City: a five-point strategy to reduce commute time and foster economic development. Watch video from her speech and check out some of her proposals below.
- Establishing New York City control of the MTA
- Creating 10 New Select Bus Service Routes in Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens
- Instituting Mayoral Control of the MTA Board
- Using Public Transportation to Fuel New Development
- Extending Metro-North and Ferry Service in the City
Chris has worked tirelessly throughout her career to improve New York’s transportation infrastructure and make commutes easier for New Yorkers across the five boroughs.
As Speaker, Chris:
- Launched the East River Ferry Service, which has served 1.6 million riders in its first 18 months.
- Passed legislation requiring commercial buildings to allow commuter cyclists to store their bicycles inside.
- Proposed infrastructure changes after Hurricane Sandy that will help prevent future subway closures due to weather.
- Repeatedly spoke out against MTA fare hikes and service cuts.
- Fought to prevent or reverse cuts to student MetroCards.
- Passed legislation requiring parking lots to provide bicycle parking.