NYC Council includes funding for reduced-fare MetroCards for some low-income riders

MetroCards connect riders to the city.

Leaders want to make sure the cost of transit does not keep people at the poverty level from traveling.

For two years, the "Fair Fares" initiative has been discussed. Transit advocacy groups and the Community Service Society have called for the program.

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined elected leaders and riders at a rally outside City Hall on Wednesday in support of it.

$212 million dollars in funding has been included in the city council's...

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