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Stringer celebrates restart of 24/7 subway service, highlights plans to realize ‘NYC in 6’ and increase off-peak transit

Stringer’s 17-point plan to revamp and redesign NYC’s transit and streets networks would establish true 24/7 service to support frontline workers and an equitable economic comeback

Stringer: “We need to step up for the frontline workers who got us through this pandemic and kick our economy into gear to bring an equitable recovery. As mayor, I’ll be ready on day one to reimagine our transit system and lead our city’s greatest comeback.”

New York, NY – City Comptroller and mayoral candidate today stood in Union Square to applaud the restoration of 24/7 subway service — a defining moment in the city’s comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic — and outline his vision for true 24/7 service across the city’s entire public transportation network.

Stringer’s comprehensive transportation plan will jumpstart the city’s economic comeback with investments in mass transportation to better serve the needs of working people. His “NYC in 6” proposal would establish rapid, round-the-clock transit service and ensure that New Yorkers never wait more than 6 minutes for the next ride, any time of day — supporting frontline workers and non-work trips late at night, early in the morning, and in the middle of the day.

“To anyone who doubted New York or declared the city dead, today is a sign that New York is coming back — and we’re not going anywhere,” said Comptroller Scott Stringer. “But this is just the beginning — we can’t reopen our city and our economy the same way we closed them. We need to step up for the frontline workers who got us through this pandemic and kick our economy into gear to bring an equitable recovery. As mayor, I’ll be ready on day one to reimagine our transit system and lead our city’s greatest comeback.”

Between 2000 and 2018, the number of New Yorkers commuting to work outside of rush hour rose 33 percent, and the number commuting within the non-Manhattan boroughs rose by 28 percent. The median income of off-peak subways commuters ($37,048) is far below that of rush-hour subway commuters ($50,783). By reducing wait and travel times for off-peak riders, Scott will improve transportation equity across the city, helping make fast, affordable transit possible for all hard-working New Yorkers.

Part 2 of Stringer’s comprehensive 17-point transportation plan focuses on realigning transit service for our 21 century, 24-hour economy. Stringer’s proposals for greater off-peak and accessible service include:

To read the full Stringer transportation and infrastructure plan, click here.

Scott Stringer was born and raised in Washington Heights. He attended P.S. 152 on Nagle Avenue and I.S. 52 on Academy Street. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Marble Hill and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, a CUNY school.

Stringer was elected City Comptroller in 2013. Prior to serving as Comptroller, he was Manhattan Borough President from 2006 to 2013 and represented the Upper West Side in the New York State Assembly from 1992 to 2005. He and his wife, Elyse Buxbaum, live in Manhattan with their two children, Max and Miles.

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