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It is a peculiarity of New York City history: The mayor does not control the subway that is so essential to the city’s success.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has some influence over the transit system, but he is largely at the whim of state leaders who have controlled the subway since 1968. Now Corey Johnson, the City Council speaker, wants to change that.
Mr. Johnson introduced an ambitious plan on Tuesday to wrest control of the subway from the governor and state lawmakers, many of whom live far from the city and rarely, if ever, take the subway.
“We must take control of our destiny,” Mr. Johnson said during his first State of the City speech. “We must have municipal control of our mass transit system.”
Mr. Johnson, a Democrat who is likely to run for mayor in 2021, released a 100-page report calling for the creation of a city-controlled entity called “Big Apple Transit” to oversee subways and buses. The idea of the mayor taking charge of the subway has long been debated, but Mr. Johnson’s report is the most comprehensive proposal in years.
New York City is unique in having its transit system run by state leaders. In Los Angeles and Chicago, the systems are mostly controlled by the mayor, allowing those leaders to set their own priorities and to undertake major upgrades. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has overseen a comeback of its aging subway. In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti helped win support for a 0 billion ballot measure to expand the rail system.
But some argue that it makes sense for the state to control New York’s subway since it is part of a much bigger regional transit network. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is a sweeping agency that oversees the subways, buses, commuter railroads and key bridges and tunnels.
The debate over the subway’s future comes as state lawmakers in Albany are deciding whether to approve new revenue streams for the subway. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has pressed for congestion pricing, a proposal to toll drivers entering the busiest parts of Manhattan to raise billions of dollars for the transit system.
Mr. de Blasio recently threw his support behind congestion pricing and announced a plan to fix the system with Mr. Cuomo, with whom the mayor has frequently clashed. Their joint plan called for reforms of the transit agency and for new funding from taxes on recreational marijuana and internet sales.
A spokesman for the mayor, Eric F. Phillips, said Mr. de Blasio was focused on “immediate actions to fix the broken subway system.” A city takeover of the subway was worth discussing, Mr. Phillips said, but “in best-case scenario would take years to achieve.”
Other leaders like Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Christine C. Quinn, the former City Council speaker, have called for mayoral control of the subway in the past.
Still, Mr. Johnson’s proposal faces long odds because the governor and the State Legislature would have to sign off on the new structure.
The city once ran the subway, but the state took over the struggling system in 1968, in a power grab by Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. Officials wanted to preserve the 20-cent fare and hoped that the tolls on bridges and tunnels would subsidize the costs of the subway.
Mr. Johnson has drawn attention to the fact that he regularly takes the subway, unlike the mayor and the governor. Mr. de Blasio occasionally rides the subway while Mr. Cuomo rarely uses the system. Mr. Johnson has made the subway a priority, pushing for congestion pricing and half-price MetroCards for poor New Yorkers.
Transit advocates praised Mr. Johnson’s proposal, as did Joseph J. Lhota, the authority’s former chairman, who ran against Mr. de Blasio for mayor. Mr. Lhota, who supported the idea of mayoral control during his campaign, praised Mr. Johnson’s “vision for the city.”
“It’s refreshing to see someone stand before the people,” Mr. Lhota said, “and say, ‘Hold me responsible. Hold me accountable.’”
Mr. Johnson’s speech had the feel of a campaign rally as he sought to position himself as a leader capable of thinking big, in contrast to Mr. de Blasio, who has been criticized for a lack of bold new initiatives in his second term. Mr. Johnson also challenged the state Legislature, saying that the City Council would approve congestion pricing if Albany failed to do so, though it is not clear whether the Council has the authority.
The speech made clear that if Mr. Johnson runs for mayor, he would use the city takeover of the transit system as a signature issue, just as Mr. de Blasio focused on early childhood education when he first ran for mayor in 2013. Mr. Johnson was introduced by his mother, Ann Richardson, who is from Boston and has the accent to match, telling the audience about her son’s “kind loving haht.”
Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat in his third term, has received a wave of criticism over his handling of the transit system. Although he exerts great control over the agency, he has argued that he does not have enough power and that one person or entity should take charge and be accountable to the public.
A Cuomo spokeswoman, Dani Lever, responded to Mr. Johnson’s speech with a short retort: “The city already owns the New York City Transit system,” in reference to a long-running debate over whether the city technically owns the system — a contention that Mr. de Blasio’s office has disputed.
The authority is governed by a board that typically has 17 voting members, including six members chosen by the governor and four by New York’s mayor. Mr. Cuomo selects the board chairman and has a role in hiring the agency’s top leadership.
Mr. Johnson was careful not to mention Mr. Cuomo’s name or to attack him directly, though he criticized the unpopular decision by the Cuomo administration to divert transit funding to struggling ski resorts. Mr. Johnson joked that a mayor would never make that decision over fears that it would lead to tabloid headlines of “Mayor to City: Go Sled!”
Mr. Johnson also raised concerns about whether the subway’s leader, Andy Byford, could fix the system with its current structure under Mr. Cuomo.
“Imagine what Andy Byford could do without the built-in dysfunction of the M.T.A. slowing him down?” he asked.
Maxwell Young, a spokesman for the authority, defended the agency. Transit officials, he said, are working hard to improve service and to convince state lawmakers to support a congestion pricing plan before the April 1 budget deadline.
“We are laser-focused on the passage of congestion pricing,” Mr. Young said, “and obtaining the funding we need to deliver the transit system that New Yorkers deserve.”B:
买码会员料是真的吗“【你】【既】【然】【知】【道】【这】【一】【切】【你】【为】【何】【不】【阻】【止】？” 【鲛】【女】【苦】【笑】“【我】【阻】【止】【了】，【不】【过】【这】【些】【年】【来】【他】【们】【背】【地】【里】【在】【我】【身】【上】【下】【了】【不】【少】【的】【东】【西】，【现】【在】【我】【虽】【然】【还】【活】【着】，【但】【是】【却】【控】【制】【不】【了】【他】【们】，【现】【在】，【只】【有】【你】【能】【够】【帮】【到】【我】，【小】【姑】【娘】，【你】【愿】【意】【帮】【我】【吗】？” 【鲛】【女】【一】【脸】【期】【待】【的】【看】【着】【宁】【小】【七】。 【宁】【小】【七】【眉】【头】【微】【微】【一】【皱】，【刚】【想】【说】【话】，【君】【无】【烨】【就】【握】【住】【了】【她】【的】【手】
【第】【三】【百】【一】【十】【七】【章】 【天】【蒙】【蒙】【亮】，【张】【小】【茹】【就】【被】【自】【己】【的】【疯】【师】【父】【从】【床】【上】【拽】【起】【来】。 【太】【久】【没】【这】【么】【早】【起】【过】【的】【张】【小】【茹】【一】【时】【间】【蒙】【在】【原】【地】，【呆】【滞】【的】【坐】【在】【床】【上】，【双】【眼】【迷】【离】【的】【看】【着】【前】【方】。 “【蠢】【丫】【头】，【起】【来】【练】【功】【了】。” 【黑】【山】【妖】【伸】【手】【弹】【了】【张】【小】【茹】【脸】【颊】【一】【下】，【在】【她】【脸】【上】【留】【下】【一】【个】【红】【红】【的】【印】【子】。 【看】【着】【白】【皙】【的】【皮】【肤】【上】【一】【个】【乍】【眼】【的】【红】【印】，【黑】【山】
【宋】【澈】【派】【出】【了】【一】【支】【精】【锐】【小】【队】【人】【趁】【着】【黑】【夜】【去】【营】【救】【俘】【虏】，【宋】【澈】【的】【人】【在】【敌】【军】【的】【马】【厩】【燃】【了】【一】【把】【火】。 【马】【饲】【料】【多】【为】【干】【草】【压】【成】【捆】【堆】【放】，【这】【么】【突】【然】【毫】【无】【防】【备】【的】【火】【苗】【窜】【天】，【让】【敌】【方】【乱】【了】【阵】【脚】。【宋】【澈】【遥】【望】【远】【处】【一】【簇】【火】【光】，【只】【盼】【着】【进】【行】【的】【顺】【利】【些】！ “【派】【出】【去】【接】【应】【的】【人】【出】【发】【了】【吗】？”【宋】【澈】【担】【忧】【的】【询】【问】。 “【都】【出】【发】【了】，【王】【爷】【您】【放】【心】！【我】【们】【打】
【一】【石】【激】【起】【千】【层】【浪】，【灵】【仙】【门】【这】【百】【来】【块】【通】【行】【令】【牌】【直】【接】【就】【把】【东】【陆】【道】【修】【界】【掀】【了】【个】【天】【翻】【地】【覆】，【没】【有】【去】【参】【加】【复】【派】【大】【典】【的】【门】【派】【得】【到】【消】【息】【后】，【悔】【得】【捶】【胸】【顿】【足】，【元】【婴】【修】【士】【们】【纷】【纷】【四】【处】【寻】【找】【相】【熟】【之】【人】【打】【探】【消】【息】【或】【一】【观】【通】【行】【令】【牌】，【空】【中】【隔】【三】【岔】【五】【掠】【过】【一】【道】【威】【势】【十】【足】【的】【遁】【光】，【东】【陆】【的】【天】【空】【前】【所】【未】【有】【的】【繁】【忙】。 【幸】【好】【西】【荒】【那】【边】【因】【为】【暗】【黑】【天】【神】【玉】【炼】【颜】【之】买码会员料是真的吗【这】【一】【夜】，【静】【的】【出】【奇】，【好】【似】【都】【在】【为】【了】【明】【日】【的】【登】【机】【做】【足】【了】【准】【备】。【苏】【沐】【泽】【迟】【迟】【未】【睡】【去】，【而】【上】【宫】【昕】【迁】【却】【已】【经】【劳】【累】【地】【抱】【着】【幼】【小】【的】【孩】【儿】【进】【入】【了】【梦】【乡】，【沈】【慕】【晗】【仍】【在】【教】【育】【着】【准】【备】【开】【始】【学】【说】【话】【的】【文】【轩】【念】【书】。 【苏】【沐】【泽】【一】【人】【在】【房】【外】【的】【竹】【亭】【内】【品】【着】【茶】【水】，【就】【在】【这】【一】【日】，【这】【世】【间】【的】【百】【态】【发】【生】【了】【重】【大】【的】【改】【变】，【原】【来】，【命】【运】【也】【是】【可】【以】【在】【一】【夜】【之】【间】【被】【彻】【底】【的】
【仅】【仅】【只】【是】【片】【刻】，【那】【石】【人】【侍】【卫】【去】【而】【复】【返】。 “【主】【人】【请】【云】【大】【人】【入】【石】【园】【一】【叙】，”【那】【石】【人】【做】【了】【个】【请】【的】【手】【势】，“【至】【于】【其】【他】【贵】【客】，【还】【请】【随】【石】【安】【到】【客】【房】【稍】【作】【歇】【息】，【主】【人】【事】【后】【自】【会】【设】【宴】【款】【待】。” “【是】。”【石】【安】【领】【命】。 【看】【来】【这】【神】【秘】【的】【石】【族】【圣】【子】，【与】【云】【天】【有】【要】【事】【相】【商】，【不】【想】【与】【他】【们】【这】【些】【无】【关】【紧】【要】【之】【人】【见】【面】。 【这】【也】【不】【奇】【怪】，【他】【们】【本】
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