Time to Take it Back? Can New York City re-take control of its subways and buses?

There’s one way to end Gov. Cuomo’s denial that he controls NYC buses and subways: make his statement true, by returning transit to city control. Today’s state-induced “emergency” at the MTA has increased calls for local control of transit, along with taxation and tolling power necessary to support high quality transit. City Council leaders have become vocal on the point that city officials most directly represent New York City Transit’s system’s users and taxpayers.

Is it time to say that the half-century experiment of state-controlled authority over NYC transit has proven to be unaccountable and insufficient, and that New York should join London, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in making its local transit accountable to locally-elected leaders?

Join TransitCenter for a far-reaching discussion of MTA governance.

Speakers:

Bradley Tusk, Venture capitalist, Political strategist & Writer
Tusk Strategies

Rachael Fauss, Senior Research Analyst
Reinvent Albany

Peter A. Peyser, Principal
Peyser Associates

Moderator:

David Bragdon, Executive Director
TransitCenter

Monday, Oct 22nd, 6-8pm
(Doors open at 6:00pm, Program begins at 6:30pm)
One Whitehall Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Event is free & open to the public; MUST RSVP here to attend