Bronx Transit Riders to Rally Today at Diaz Sr.’s Office
Communities United for Transportation Equity (COMMUTE) will hold a rally today at the office of Ruben Diaz, Sr., one of a handful of state senators whose opposition to bridge tolls threatens to sink the MTA rescue plan. Says COMMUTE:
Dozens of South Bronx residents and constituents of State Senator Rubén Díaz will rally outside his office to protest his opposition to the plan to save mass transit. They are calling on the Senator to act in the interest of his constituents and to support a plan that preserves existing transit service in his district and citywide by asking all sectors, including drivers, to pay.
Senator Díaz has publicly opposed the plan to save mass transit because it includes new $2.00 tolls on the Harlem and East River bridges, even though more than 60% of households in his district have no access to a car and are completely dependent on mass transit. Seniors and bus riders from his district who will suffer if a plan is not passed and transit cuts go into effect are protesting this stance, and calling on him to act in the interest of the truly most vulnerable.
The rally starts at 12:30 this afternoon at 1733 East 172nd Street.