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NYC Open Debates

Ask the candidates for NYC Mayor, Comptroller, and Public Advocate about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Open Debate for NYC Mayor right here on Tuesday, October 10, at 7:00 pm EDT. 50% of the questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online. NOTE: Questions must not name or allude to any candidate and must be able to be posed to any candidate.
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Displaying 32 Questions

17

What will you do to make the trains run more efficiently?

Train delays and cancellations seem to plague the mta. I find myself spending less time on the train and more waiting on the platform for one...how will you fix this?

Submitted by: Retu K. from NYC
Oct. 9, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
74

How will you make weekend train schedules easier for tourists to understand?

8Th Ave SUB B trains do not run on the weekends. 50st E train is downstairs. Tourists don't see the staircase or signs and wait and wait and wait upstairs. announcements on platform needed.

Submitted by: Valerie H. from NYC
Sept. 28, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
65

Do you support expanding electric vehicles & charging systems in NYC?

Cities like LA & Phoenix are choked with fossil fueled vehicles that continue to foul the air. Electric cars and charging systems provide a promising answer to this problem. Hope NY can set standard.

Submitted by: Greg W. from AZ
Oct. 9, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
3

How You plan to relieve traffic on BQE,Staten Island Expressway,Van Wyck Expway

Not only cleaning street from snow,how much time we spend in the car on hwy show us how work Mayor of NY.

Submitted by: Nick C. from NYC
Oct. 10, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
91

With a monopolistic media in New York, why is there no agency to regulate it?

I have been held under surveillance since 1987 for media topic theft. Human trafficking needs to be exposed and banned. News is slanted and distorted while the public is misinformed

Submitted by: Anne H. from NJ
Sept. 29, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
2

Why are subway delays necessarily a bad thing?

Delays foster a community vibe and allow for strange to bond together in times of misery. I always carry a water bottle in case somebody may faint on the subway.

Submitted by: Robert M. from NYC
Oct. 10, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
13

How will you get OEM to include bicycles in NYC's Emergency Planning?

Bikes proved their value post-Sandy - our video shows they provided critically important transportation, communication, delivery and energy, yet OEM's Plan leaves out bicycles. Why?

Submitted by: Wendy B.
Oct. 9, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
13

What will you do to improve public transportation in NYC?

Between issues with Amtrak and LIRR this summer and overcrowded and delayed subways, New Yorkers can ALL agree that our transportation system needs improvement

Submitted by: Michael G. from NYC
Oct. 10, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
14

VOTED Why are subway delays necessarily a bad thing?

Delays foster a community vibe and allow for strangers to bond together in times of misery. I always carry a water bottle in case somebody may faint on the subway.

Submitted by: Robert M. from NYC
Oct. 10, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
103

Will you continue to budget for infrastructure failures instead of prevention?

Most cities think repairing infrastructure when it fails is cheaper than preventive maintenance and improvements. It isn't cheaper. NYC is no exception. Do you plan to continue this policy?

Submitted by: Jerry T. from CA
Oct. 4, 2017, 4:49 a.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
168

How do you propose to clean up our sidewalks and subways?

There has been a marked increase since 2014. Train cars are empty because of the awful smell, entire platforms smell so bad that one can barely stand, dozens of homeless people living in stations.

Submitted by: Stephan D. from NYC
Sept. 28, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
97

What will you do to protect La Guardia from being inundated by sea level rise?

Improvements are planned for La Guardia, but there is no indication that sea level rise has been taken into consideration. Why? What will you do to mitigate the impact of sea level rise?

Submitted by: Jerry T. from CA
Oct. 4, 2017, 4:58 a.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
36

What is your ideas on having a boarder wall between Mexico and U.S.

My name is Brian Hartle and I am down syndrome 36 yrs old.

Submitted by: Brian H. from FL
Oct. 7, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
108

What are you going to do to make Vision Zero a reality?

Cars continue to violate right-of-way laws, injure and kill pedestrians and cyclists with minimal repercussions. What is your plan to protect New Yorkers?

Submitted by: Mallory B. from NYC
Oct. 1, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
197

What will you do to protect New Yorkers who walk and bike from dangerous driving

I see/experience close calls daily w/drivers speeding through crosswalks, unsignaled turns, honking, tailgating. Will you commit to walk & bike instead of riding in an SUV? What happened toVisionZero?

Submitted by: Matthias H. from NYC
Sept. 28, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
106

What is your current stance on congestion pricing for NYC?

This is something that affects all New Yorkers, regardless of borough and transportation mode of choice.

Submitted by: Cheney W. from NYC
Oct. 1, 2017, 11 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
99

What will you do with the Infustucure of NYC?

I take the subway to NYCCOMICCON. I took the bus and subway to CitiField. The roads were bumpy and working on with construction and difficult to get going.

Submitted by: Jennifer B.
Sept. 28, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
46

Can we accelerate the rollout of Select Bus Service?

Bus lanes, SBS, and Traffic Signal Priority are proven to speed up bus transit. With subway repairs underway, can we increase the implementation of SBS routes?

Submitted by: Jonathan W. from NYC
Oct. 4, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
283

How would you protect net neutrality for NYC?

Net neutrality is seen by most as a potential civil rights issue if it is not upheld and protected; your stance and initiative on this issue will matter as a candidate

Submitted by: Alexandra S. from CA
Sept. 29, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
7

Will you support Manhattan's needed Congestion Pricing Plan?

We desperately need a plan to toll all bridges, charge drivers & taxis entering Manhattan's busiest district, would significantly relieve congestion while generating enormous revenue to fund transit.

Submitted by: Brennan O. from NYC
Oct. 10, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
93

How are you going to leverage Albany to provide more funds to the MTA?

I'm a born and raised Bronxite, I've lost many hours of my life to train + bus delays (including forfeited little league games), enough is enough, and we need a mayor who can fight for the city!

Submitted by: Aaron G. from NYC
Oct. 5, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology

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