Let’s Fix NYC Coalition Statement on New York State Budget Agreement

Let’s Fix NYC Coalition Statement on New York State Budget Agreement
The following is the Let’s Fix NYC Coalition’s statement on the New York State budget agreement:
“The measures laid out in the budget – for-hire vehicle surcharges, new bus lane enforcement cameras, and funding for transit deserts and subway repairs – are important first steps toward addressing the region’s transportation crisis. The Governor and legislative leaders deserve credit for enabling New York to begin tackling our traffic and transit woes.
“Albany must now finish the job by enacting the remainder of the Fix NYC plan, including establishing a congestion zone around the Central Business District. In the coming months, the details will need to be fleshed out to reach a permanent, sustainable and equitable fix to squarely address the region’s transportation needs. The Fix NYC Transit coalition is committed to seeing this process through to the end and won’t rest until the full Fix NYC recommendations are adopted and implemented.”

Please attribute this statement to the following groups:

  • Citizens Budget Commission
  • Environmental Advocates of New York
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
  • Move NY
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council
  • New York League of Conservation Voters
  • New York City Environmental Justice Association
  • The Partnership for New York City
  • Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA
  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • Regional Plan Association
  • Tri-State Transportation Campaign
  • WE ACT 

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