The Tri-State Transportation Campaign needs your voice! Advocacy works when many people express their opinions to our elected officials. Together we can help tackle key issues related to public transportation and the environment – issues that make this region a better place for generations to come.
After almost 300 meetings and a decade of public debate, the people of the Lower Hudson Valley reached a consensus: bus rapid transit (BRT) should be installed along the I-287 corridor. BRT, in which buses make record time by using dedicated lanes and pre-board fare collection, is the most cost-effective way to ease the region’s congestion problems. But in October 2011, Governor Cuomo announced that he would “fast-track” the Tappan Zee’s reconstruction. The catch? There would be no BRT on the bridge. The reason? “We can always add BRT later.” The result? A proposed infrastructure initiative that could leave Westchester and Rockland County stuck in traffic for the next century. For more information and help contacting government officials about the project, visit www.brtonthebridge.org.
How Else Can You Help?
We encourage people to get involved in any way that they can, whether it be through a donation or by writing a letter to an elected official. Here are some things you can do to make our a region a better place:
Use transit, ride a bike, or walk instead of driving...!