Expanding Transit

  

It’s no secret that we live in a transit desert in the East Bronx. While the State spends billions of dollars on the long-delayed 2nd Avenue Subway line for wealthy Manhattan residents, Bronx commuters continue to suffer long commutes, limited transportation options, and poor service.

   

Marjorie will work to put an end to this by increasing capital funding and expanding transit options. The MTA needs to expedite the construction of the new Metro-North stations in Morris Park and Parkchester/Van Nest, so residents don’t have to wait years to benefit from this new service.  She will also demand that these projects include Park and Ride facilities to provide access for residents farther from these stations.   

   

Marjorie proposes to expand the city’s five-borough ferry plan to include more stops in transit-starved Bronx communities, including at Ferry Point, Throggs Neck, and City Island. Ferry service from the East Bronx could cut commute times by half for many local residents, giving them hours back each week to spend with their families.  She will also work with city agencies to improve traffic flow along congested corridors, and ensure safer streets for everyone.