This year marks ten years since Hurricane Sandy hit New York City.
Eddie Bautista, executive director for NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, joined Cheryl Wills on “Live at Ten” Wednesday to discuss the improvements that were made to prepare for extreme weather in the future.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called for the Resilient Transit Act, which would authorize $300 million each year from 2023 to 2026 to improve public transit.
Bautista said this wasn’t the first bill Gillibrand has introduced to deal with the impacts of climate change.
“Our mass transit system is particularly vulnerable.There was some moneys that were drawn down after Sandy,” he said. “There was some improvements made in the system, but nowhere near the scale that we need.”
Bautista explained NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, as a non-partisan organization, is not in the business to tell people how to vote, but “the point is well taken that if Congress changes hands, the implication for this and all sorts of life saving climatation adaptation investments could fall by the waste lines.”
Bautista also discussed Local Law 97 and congestion pricing.