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Andrew Yang’s Clueless Plan to Take Over the NYC Subway

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Andrew Yang’s Clueless Plan to Take Over the NYC Subway

New York Post May 23, 2021
Urban PolicyInfrastructure & TransportationNYC

Andrew Yang hopes to wrangle control of the subway and bus system from the state.

Andrew Yang wants to seize control of Gotham’s subway and bus system from Gov. Cuomo — something that will never happen. There is nothing wrong with suggesting things that won’t happen. But the way Yang is going about it is a reminder that though it’s good to have a fresh face in politics, “fresh” shouldn’t mean “ignorant.”  

Last week, Yang re-unveiled one of his signature proposals: “The plan is to take the case to Albany and the people of New York that the mayor should have control over the way that most New Yorkers get around.” The good arguments for this are familiar, because City Council Speaker Corey Johnson proposed them while contemplating his own mayoral run. 

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

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