July 2, 2012
Mandates creation of system that allows passengers to compare the safety performance of each bus company and to annually reevaluate carriers that serve primarily urban areas with high passenger loads like New York.
November 9, 2011
Sen. Charles Schumer called for Congress to renew the federal tax break that allows workers to use up to $230 a month of their salaries for transit costs. Nearly 3 million commuters nationwide take advantage of the benefit.
June 15, 2009
Schumer said the technology to wire the system is readily available and asked the MTA to fast track the pilot projects and the Request for Proposal and approval process saying that if the MTA acts fast, the project may be eligible for federal funding passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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