Several transportation projects and proposals that could benefit city residents are competing against each other for city, state and federal funding.
Voters are looking forward to hearing from candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president and City Council on their respective priorities and funding sources to actually make some of these projects a reality.
The list includes, but is not limited to, the Commuter Rail Fare Equalization to allow residents to pay a $2.75 fare on the Long Island Rail Road, half-price Metrocards for residents earning less than $26,000 per year, a new subway line connecting the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, Cross Harbor Freight Tunnel, and the Brooklyn-Queens Connector.
How do candidates for public office propose to finance these projects? Transit riders are all ears waiting for answers.