Queens lawmakers join transit activists to urge federal government to send MTA more funds


Congresswoman Grace Meng and other elected officials joined the Riders Alliance in Elmhurst on Tuesday, Sept. 14, to urge the federal government to send funds to the MTA for fast and affordable public transportation.  

A group of about 20 transit activists gathered to band support for the Stronger Communities Through Better Transit Act, which would send the MTA $3 billion of federal funds each year. Meng co-sponsored the bill, as part of the “Build Back Better Budget,” to alleviate the budget gap once the pandemic aid runs out.