WE ACT Deputy Director Cecil Corbin-Mark addresses the crowd at a transit rally held on March 30, 2010.The four candidates vying to succeed Eric Schneiderman in the State Senate will debate transportation issues Tuesday, Sept. 7.
"With a massive fare hike looming after the worst service cuts in a generation, public transit has never been a more important election year issue," said Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, a New York City group that advocates for bicycling, walking and public transit.
The debate will be hosted by Transportation Alternatives and WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a community-based organization that involves low-income Manhattanites in the development of environmental health and protection policies.
The debate will be co-moderated by West Side Spirit reporter Dan Rivoli and David King, assistant professor of urban studies at Columbia's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Topics of discussion will include sustainable transit funding, traffic safety, bike lanes and transportation equity.
The candidates attending include Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat, Mark Levine, Anna Lewis and Miosotis Muņoz.
The debate will be at The Armory Foundation, 216 Fort Washington Ave., at 7 p.m. Voters are invited to attend.