Dozens rally to demand reduced MetroCards for working poor

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MANHATTAN -

City officials, advocates and dozens of commuters held a rally Wednesday on the steps of City Hall to fight for 'fair fares."

City leaders are calling for the implementation of half-price fares for low-income riders. Advocates say about 800,000 commuters would benefit from reduced MetroCards.

Masjidah Inshizak, a cab driver, says paying $2.75 to ride the subway to work is really hurting her budget. She says her rent alone is hard enough to pay so she would benefit from paying less to get to work.

Advocates say cutting fares in half would help many people living below the poverty line. They say Mayor Bill de Blasio should live up to his promise and help foot the bill.

Go HERE for an interview with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

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