Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement and written testimony as part of today’s MTA hearing to address New York’s subway and transit crisis.
“The subway system is the lifeblood of our city’s economy, providing transportation for millions of New Yorkers who are wholly reliant on subways for their daily commutes to work and ability to traverse the city we all know and love. I commend MTA Chairman Joe Lhota in his efforts leading the MTA as it is much-needed as we work to improve a subway system that is in crisis,” said Rep. Espaillat. “With track derailments and fires, poor elevator service, and frequent delays negatively affecting the lives of my constituents, I look forward to working with MTA Chairman Lhota to ensure straphangers in Harlem, East Harlem, upper Manhattan, the Northwest Bronx, and throughout the City of New York have a subway system they can rely upon and be proud of today and in the future.”
This past letter prior to today’s MTA hearing, Rep. Espaillat presented MTA Chairman Lhota recommendations on how to best resolve the subway crisis and shared constituents’ responses in a letter on how the subway crisis directly impacts commuters., Rep. Espaillat hosted a community forum to hear from transportation experts and commuters on how to improve a subway system that is not working for working-class New Yorkers. In a