Melissa has been speaking out against the MTA’s plans to close booths and lay off station agents, submitting testimony at a public hearing last Wednesday and helping to organize a press conference with Council Members and the Transit Workers Union Local 100 on Friday.
Video from Friday’s press conference:
The MTA is moving forward with plans to close booths in 89 subway stations and to fire over 200 more station agents throughout the city. Several stations in District 8 will be affected by reductions, including 110th and 116th Streets on the 6 line and the 96th Street stop on the 1, 2, and 3 lines.
Melissa and her colleagues in the City Council have called on the NYS Assembly to pass a bill that would keep all booths open until a comprehensive study can be performed. The bill has already been passed by the Senate.
See below for Melissa’s testimony before the MTA.