For Immediate Release: August 14, 2018
New York, New York - U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley (R, C, Reform) today challenged Kirsten Gillibrand to explain what exactly she has “gotten done” for New York. One of the most stunning examples of Gillibrand’s failed leadership is our mass transit crisis. As New York’s subways crumble, commuters sit stuck on sweltering platforms and on-time performance is the lowest since the 1970s, the percentage of federal transit funds received by the state is an absolute embarrassment.
“Kirsten Gillibrand wants to dismiss claims she has failed to deliver as sexist, but the reality is under her failed leadership New York is being shortchanged in all areas, especially in mass transit funding,” said Farley.
New York state is home to almost 40 percent of the nation's transit riders yet receives only 16 percent of federal transportation dollars. The disparity between New York’s share of ridership and share of federal funding is being felt acutely by subway and light-rail users who are suffering under one of the worst transit crises in 30 years.
“It took almost 12 years for Gillibrand to pass a single piece of legislation. New York’s commuters can’t afford to wait another day to get their fair share from Washington,” said Farley.
Concluded Farley: “This year New Yorkers will send $48 billion more to Washington than we get back. We need a Senator in Washington who will fight for our commuters and our straphangers -- in short, who will fight for fairness. We need a Senator who is more interested in New York than Iowa or New Hampshire. That is what I will do when our campaign wins in November.”
Chele Farley is an outsider with over 25 years of experience in the private sector. She is the Republican, Conservative and Reform Party candidate for U.S. Senate. Farley lives in New York City with her husband Richard and their three sons. For more information about U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley, please visit www.CheleFarleyforSenate.com.