Bronx lawmakers ride subway for 24 hours

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Lawmakers in the Bronx are riding the subway for a full 24 hours Thursday to get feedback from commuters about how the MTA and the state could be doing a better job.

After months of delays, derailments, power outages and track fires all impacting commuters—both Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez plan on riding the subway Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

They will join other advocates and volunteers to directly get feedback, suggestions and concerns from riders about the current transit crisis.

Dinowitz says leaders have to identify sources of funding for projects that must be complete.

He says it costs a lot of money so they will have to deal with their long term capital needs, and it's something most people are not talking about right now.

The results of the tour will be shared at a special Hearing on the NYC Subway System next week. 

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