Mayoral Race: Transit Policy By Candidate
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Policy Areade BlasioQuinnThompsonWeinerLiuAlbaneseSalgado
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Transit Revenue
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Commuter TaxSupports the commuter tax (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/25/commuter-tax-to-be-issue-in-nyc-mayoral-campaign/)Supports the commuter tax (http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2013/02/7935961/christine-quinn-calls-commuter-tax-and-more-city-control-over-trans)Supports the commuter tax (http://www.streetsblog.org/category/special-features/election-2013/) Will fight to reinstate the tax (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/03/officials-join-in-suffolk-nyc-commuter-tax_n_3538632.html)Supports the commuter tax (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/25/commuter-tax-to-be-issue-in-nyc-mayoral-campaign/)Pie in the sky and not going to happen (http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2013/06/8531230/sal-albanese-would-prefer-democratic-primary-less-bullshit)No Known Position
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Bikes
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Expansion of Bike Lanes
Would double the city's goal for bike lane expansion and increase outreach to communities (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Supports the expansion of bike lanes as long as they go through community approval (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Supports the expansion of bike lanes, especailly outside of Manhattan (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Supports bike lane expansion outside of Manhattan (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Liu will listen to the communities on bike lane expansion (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Supports expanding protected and shared bike lanes throughout the five burroughs (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Should only exist in commuties that want them (http://www.salgadonyc.com/issues_1)
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Expansion of CitiBikeSupports expansion to outer burroughs and uptown (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Will work with the community to determine how and when the system should be expanded (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Before rolling out bikeshare into more communities, Thompsoin believes that we should assess bike safety in those communities (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Would like to see the data before commiting to expansion (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Believes that we must work to understand Citibike through the community and data before commiting to expansion (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)Supports expansion of bikeshare across all five buroughs (http://transalt.org/files/getinvolved/vote/candidateResponses/Mayoral%20Candidate%20Survey.pdf)No Known Position
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Ferries
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Ferry Service Supports expanding ferry service (http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2013/04/8528912/mayoral-candidates-five-borough-metrocard-capable-ferry-system)Supports expanding ferry service to every burrough (http://www.quinnfornewyork.com/transit) Supports increased night and weekend Staten Island Ferry service and pledges to find funds to maintain service to the Rockaways (http://www.streetsblog.org/category/special-features/election-2013/) Supports expaned ferry service including service at Riverdale, Sheepshead Bay, Laguardia Airport and Citi Field on game days (http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/07/weiner-taking-up-ferry-issue/)Supports expanding ferry service to every burrough (http://johnliu2013.com/issues/transportation/)Increase cost-saving ferry service to areas lacking in mass transit options. (http://salalbanese2013.com/transportation)No Known Position
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Subways
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MTA Control Not outspoken on the issueWants NYC control of the MTA (http://www.quinnfornewyork.com/transit)Not outspoken on the issueWants NYC control of the MTA (http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2013/07/8532302/he-said-she-said-about-mayoral-control-mta)Require the MTA to report to Checkbook NYC, making its spending publicly available.Wants NYC control of the MTA (http://salalbanese2013.com/transportation)No Known Position
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Buses
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Select Bus Service Would work to phase in the creation of a citywide Bus Rapid Transit network with more than 20 lines (http://www.billdeblasio.com/issues/transportation)Would lauch 10 new select bus routes in the next 4 years (http://www.quinnfornewyork.com/transit) Supports a "true BRT system" for Queens and Staten Island (http://www.streetsblog.org/category/special-features/election-2013/) Good one seat option for seniors (http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2013/07/8531799/weiner-promises-undo-bloombergs-taxi-overhaul-day-one)Supports Expanding service citywide (http://johnliu2013.com/issues/transportation/)Supports Expanding service citywide (http://salalbanese2013.com/transportation)No Known Position
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Penn Station
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Madison Square Garden Opposes lease in perpetuity (http://www.billdeblasio.com/issues/transportation)Opposes lease in perpetuity (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/07/24/msg-given-10-year-permit-extension-vote-indicates-arena-may-be-forced-to-move/)Supports lease in perpetuity (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/nyregion/rebuilding-penn-station-becomes-issue-in-mayors-race.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)Opposes lease in perpetuity (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324577904578555650696625328.html)No Known PositionOpposes lease in perpetuity.No Known Position
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