GCA calls for accountability at home with transportation funding
We applaud Mayor de Blasio for joining his peers from across the country to call on Congress for more funding to repair and maintain our aging roads, bridges and mass transportation systems, rightfully calling for "investment if we expect to have a society that works.” That investment must also come from the City and from Albany. Those investments include increasing the city’s annual contribution to the MTA to $363 million—the inflation adjusted amount the city contributed in 1982 -- fully funding the MTA Capital Program and ending Albany’s culture of raiding the MTA budget to pay for other projects. Without our transportation network, our economy suffers: employees can’t get to work, businesses lose customers and out of town investment goes elsewhere. The time for the calls to action are over. What we need from our elected officials are results.