New York League of Conservation Voters
For Immediate Release
May 24, 2018
Contact: Shachar Sharon
NYLCV Responds to New York City Transit’s Fast Forward Plan
Marcia Bystryn, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “NYCT President Andy Byford’s Fast Forward plan for our city’s transit system would devote resources to transform our public transportation. Modern signals, new cars and buses, and better accessibility will increase efficiency and reliability system-wide. Encouraging use of public transit builds sustainable habits and helps New Yorkers reduce their carbon footprint. Committing to significantly increase the capacity of electric buses before moving to an all-electric fleet, as well as a commitment to increase resiliency from flooding in subway stations are vital steps in adapting our transportation sector to the 21st Century environment. We look forward to seeing our partners in government provide funding to implement this ambitious and forward-thinking plan.”
The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) is the only non-partisan, statewide environmental organization in New York that takes a pragmatic approach to fighting for clean water, healthy air, renewable energy, and open space. Follow NYLCV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.