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Scott Stringer (D) and Michel J. Faulkner (R) went head-to-head to answer YOUR questions in a groundbreaking Open Debate moderated by NY1’s Errol Louis, and co-hosted by the Open Debate Coalition, NY1, Civic Hall, Politico, WNYC (NPR), Citizens Union, Intelligence Squared, and the Latino Leadership Institute.

   

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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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66

What is your vision for improving New York City’s infrastructure?

Over the past several months, it has become clear that the subway system is a disaster. Many of us depend on the system every day, yet all we hear are debates about who is responsible for oversight.

Submitted by: David B. from NYC
Oct. 10, 2017, 6:39 a.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
83

What's worse: cyclists who run lights or drivers who park in bike lanes. Why?

Every day, I see dozens, if not hundreds, of drivers parked in bike lanes, risking my life, but the discussion always seems to be about cyclists who run quiet lights. Why the difference?

Submitted by: Brian H. from NYC
Oct. 3, 2017, 11:16 a.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

Why can't cross-town and avenue traffic lights run in unison?

Recently, with no traffic, I had to stop at every light from Central Park West to 2nd Avenue headed to the Queensboro Bridge. This polluting our environment and is unproductive.

Submitted by: Harris B. from NYC
Oct. 2, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
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
7

Will you reduce the pace of increasing bridge &Tunnel tolls for city residents?

While taking advantage of the SI reduced toll I Am unable to afford to visit friends and family in the city I live in and pay taxes too because of the toll expense and antiquated subways.

Submitted by: Aletha H. from NYC
Oct. 10, 2017, 11:20 a.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
8

What is being done to improve the awful MTA subway and train service in NYC?

Each day, I see many people struggling to climb steep stairs at subway stations that don't have elevators or escalators. How is the MTA allowed to do this to disabled people and get away with it?

Submitted by: Lydia L. from NYC
Oct. 10, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology
6

How will you make getting around this City above-ground easier and faster?

People are very angry at how long it takes to get anywhere in this City. The amount of construction in all areas simultaneously, bike lanes replacing traffic lanes,etc.create horrible congestion.

Submitted by: Erica B. from NYC
Oct. 10, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Issue area: Transportation, Infrastructure, & Technology

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