Transit advocates demand Mayor Adams increase funding for 'Fair Fares' program by $61M

The "Fair Fares" program provides 50% discounts per ride, and advocates say the program needs to be expanded.

News 12 Staff

May 15, 2023, 4:40 PM

Updated 433 days ago

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New York City Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers was joined by transit advocates on Monday in demanding increased funding for a program that provides reduced subway and bus rides to low-income residents.
The "Fair Fares" program provides 50% discounts per ride, and Brooks-Powers said that the program needs about $61 million more in funding next year.
The current budget for 2023 is about $75 million for the program, which requires applicants to make less than $14,580 to qualify.
The new initiative would raise that requirement income to just under $29,000.


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