Op-ed: Fair Fares will now reach more working New Yorkers, but we’re not done yet.

Every day, millions of New Yorkers rely on our city’s vast network of subways and buses to get to work, school, medical appointments and to see their friends and loved ones. But the reality is that too many working-class New Yorkers, including a disproportionately high number of
residents who reside in outer-borough neighborhoods like those we represent, cannot afford the full fare.

As chairs of the New York State Senate and New York City Council committees that oversee the MTA and NYC Transit and representatives of Southeast Queens, we strive to advance a more affordable, accessible and reliable public transportation system that serves not only the five
boroughs, but the entire metropolitan region.