A viable and accessible public transportation system is vital to America’s and the 13th District’s economy and to the environment. The 13th District is interlaced with highway systems which are, in themselves, rarely used by the District’s residents. The Henry Hudson Parkway, the Moshulu Parkway, the Major Deegan Expressway, Harlem River Drive, and the FDR Drive all run through the district. These thoroughfares serve those from New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rockland and Westchester Counties. They do not, for the most part, serve the residents of the 13th District.
The Bronx needs better, and more frequent, bus service connecting the communities of University Heights, Morris Heights, Kingsbridge, Bedford Park, and Norwood with the various transportation hubs, whether they be the D, 4, and 1 trains or the Metro North stations at Marble Hill, University Heights, Morris Heights, Fordham, Botanical Garden, and Williams Bridge. Improving this service will make these transportation hubs more accessible for the District’s residents. In addition, increasing the tolls at the Henry Hudson and Triboro Bridges will encourage those who currently drive through our District to use the public transportation resources that are already in place.
Finally, infrastructure improvements need to be made on the A, D, 1 and 4 trains to ease overcrowding and reduce the current wait times that the District’s residents face when using these subway lines.