MTA Launches #SaveTransit! Campaign to Highlight Need for Federal Funding
Yesterday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) held a special board meeting to outline its severe financial crisis. The loss of fare revenues, taxes, tolls, subsidies and pandemic-related expenses is adding up to a $16 billion deficit through 2024. Without federal funding, the MTA could be forced to take severe measures, including up to a 40% cut in service and delaying its capital program to modernize and upgrade the system.
The MTA launched a new digital campaign, #SaveTransit!, that highlights the agency’s need for $12 billion in federal funding, and they are asking for our support.
Please share these digital materials with your colleagues and on your social media accounts.
- Digital Ads
- Click here to Retweet / Quote Tweet MTA
- Sample copy for a social media post: A modern and efficient public transit system is essential to our city and region’s economic recovery and future growth. And there is no national recovery without a healthy New York. Help us tell the federal government: #SaveTransit!
The Partnership for New York City recently testified on the impact of COVID-19 on the MTA at a New York State Joint Committee hearing. The Partnership is asking the State Legislature to mandate and enforce the use of face coverings in the transit system and elevating internal agency reforms needed to cut costs and streamline operations. You can read the full testimony here.
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