In push for more MTA service, advocates and elected officials take a different angle: Climate change


A coalition of climate advocates and elected officials held a press conference outside MTA Headquarters on March 24, urging Governor Kathy Hochul to increase transit funding as a tool to combat the threat of climate emergency. 

In a letter to the governor, they asked for an additional $300 million to finance more frequent subway and bus services. The letter states that more frequent service would cut wait and travel times. The move, activists say, could lead to an increase in ridership, reducing the number of cars and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.