ALBANY, NY (AP) — Some New York state lawmakers are taking to the subway this week in a show of support for calls for new vehicle tolls in Manhattan.
State Sen. Julia Salazar, a Democrat, will participate in a so-called subway ride-along on Wednesday in Brooklyn.
The ride-alongs got started Tuesday with Democratic Sen. Mike Gianaris of Queens. Organizers say more ride-alongs are planned for the rest of the month as a way to highlight the need for new revenue for the subways.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and many lawmakers support new tolls on vehicles entering the busiest parts of Manhattan as a way to discourage traffic while also raising money for badly needed subway upgrades and repairs.