Bronx Town Hall Meeting Addresses Transportation Frustrations
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera and commuter advocacy group Transportation Alternatives hosted a town hall meeting last Thursday to discuss transit issues in the Bronx.
Residents who turned out for the meeting said they were frustrated by the number of MTA fare hikes in recent years. The straphangers said they need more buses added to the busy Bx1, Bx2 and Bx10 lines during rush hour, and would like to see more Select Bus Service options in the borough, particularly along the Grand Concourse.
Rivera was critical of his fellow lawmakers during budget negotiations last month, saying the legislature was not investing enough funding in public transit. The MTA, strapped with massive debts, has raised fares three times since 2007, and will raise fares again next year unless the state secures more funding for the agency.
Submitted by joseph on May 11, 2012 - 13:11. categories [ ]