Transit for people, not for profit: why is the MTA falling apart?
Featuring: Vincent DeCesare, graduate student in Hunter College’s Urban Planning Program
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
“Train delays, derailments, and more delays. Welcome to 2017 New York.
Nowadays, it seems that every week there’s a new story about a subway train mishap. In 2012, the subway system averaged about 28,000 delays per month. Five years later, there are an astounding 70,000 delays per month.
It’s clear that New York City’s public transit system is crumbling and that it is going to get worse without massive public investment.
But why has the subway system been allowed to deteriorate to this degree? Why is the MTA consistently underfunded, while glass luxury condominium towers are subsidized to the tune of billions of dollars per year? What does Trump’s infrastructure plan mean for NYC’s transit system?
Join us for a discussion on the current state of NYC’s public transit and what socialists and the broader left can do to fight for a better, more accessible transit system for working-class people.”