Transportation determines how we get to the places where we live, work, play, pray and learn. Unfortunately, the transportation system in New York is flawed due to imbalanced funding that favors cars over other modes of transportation. As a result, residents across the state are facing transit service cuts, increased travel costs, negative health impacts, environmental degradation, reduced access to jobs and risks linked to climate change.
Transportation affects us all, but some New Yorkers – particularly low-income residents, communities of color, the disabled, the elderly, and children – are disproportionately burdened by the inadequacies of our transportation system. WE ACT recently partnered with UPROSE, Empire State Future and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign to form the New York State Transportation Equity Alliance (NYSTEA), a coalition that will work to address these concerns and promote an equitable transportation system for all New Yorkers.
For more information about NYSTEA please contact Transportation Equity Campaign Manager Jake Carlson at Jacob@weact.org.