Opinion: Paving the Road for Economic Opportunity: Hacia la oportunidad económica

Fernando Ferrer, former Bronx Borough president, is acting chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a member of the Master Your Card: Oportunidad Advisory Board.

For millions of people across New York City’s five boroughs, each morning begins with an essential commute via bus, subway or train. But for the 20 percent of New Yorkers living below the poverty line, affordable public transportation is about more than just getting from point A to point B.

For these New Yorkers, public transportation is a lifeline – an essential point of access to greater economic opportunities.

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