Winter 2002, p.10
T.A. has joined the Straphangers Campaign and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, in addition to other sensible transportation groups, in thanking the Mayor for staying true to his campaign promise to take public transportation at least once a day. Please take a moment to express your thanks to the Mayor.
Please see our January 14, 2002 E-Bulletin for a quick online form for e-mailing the mayor on this issue.
Dear Mayor Bloomberg,
I write to express my
appreciation of your regular use of public transportation.
I ask you to press your commissioners and top staff to follow your example. I also urge you to reduce the use of city cars and cut back on unnecessary parking permits that are issued to city employees. Those steps could take thousands of cars out of traffic.
Your use of mass transit puts you in touch with the needs and experiences of the riding public. It also gives you greater credibility when you call on New Yorkers to use city subways and buses, or when you promote policies to reduce congestion and improve the transit system.
During the fall, you said that: "As Mayor, to encourage the use of mass transit, I pledge to lead by example. During my administration, I will use public transportation at least once every day rather than the city-provided official car." I thank you for living up to this key campaign promise.
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