Andrew Yang pitches city control of subways and money in New Yorker’s pockets

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Andrew Yang formally announced his candidacy for New York City mayor in the 2021 Democratic primary in June, promising bold action on poverty and transportation.

During his Thursday announcement at Morningside Drive and 116th Street, Yang he would launch a fully electric bus fleet while advocating for municipal control of the city’s subways which have been under operation by the state since the fiscal crisis of 1980s.

But not unlike other mayoral hopefuls, Yang, who recently backed out of the running for president of the United States, said he wants to pave the way for New York City’s poorest residents to improve their lot.

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