The Citizens Foundation advocates for meaningful mass transit on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, to develop better commuter patterns, more significant economic development, and more energy-efficient modes of travel.
The Foundation also supports a second rail line off of the Port Jervis line – once achieved, commuter options and service will increase tremendously.
The Citizens Foundation supports legislation that would make it illegal for MTA funding collected from taxpayers and commuters to be used for anything but mass transit. The MTA Lockbox legislation continues to be opposed by New York State governors, because the MTA funding is very often used to make up deficits in other areas. The MTA continues to be underfunded and is forced to increase rates and taxes because of this misappropriation of funds.