Subway riders will have the chance to unload their service complaints face to face with New York City elected officials as part of a two-day listening tour kicking off Thursday.
As state and city leaders continue to squabble over who should pay for repairing the city’s aging subway system, City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and state Assemb. Jeffrey Dinowitz announced Monday their plan to hold a “Riders Respond Transit Tour.”
“We believe the city and the state have to work together to try and address the problems of our mass transit system,” said Rodriguez, at a news conference outside a lower Manhattan subway station.
Rodriguez (D-Manhattan), Dinowitz (D-Bronx), and a coalition of other state and city elected leaders said they will travel the city by train Thursday and Friday compiling feedback from riders of the subway system.
Rodriguez, chairman of the city council’s Transportation Committee, and Dinowitz, chairman of the assembly’s Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, said they plan to use the information to get a more “complete” picture of commuters’ grievances. The results will be shared at a special city council hearing on the state of the city’s subway system scheduled for Aug. 8.
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