Jan. 7, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
Acting Public Advocate and Council Speaker Corey Johnson will be in Jackson Heights this afternoon to ask straphangers about their commutes as part of a five-day, five-borough survey and transit tour.
Johnson, along with Council Member Daniel Dromm, will be at the 74th Street/Broadway station beginning at 5 p.m. to help conduct a 14-question survey aimed at better understanding the needs of subway riders.
“The purpose of the survey is to learn more about how the transportation system is working for commuters, so we can inform decisions about which improvements should be prioritized,” Johnson said in a statement on the City Council’s Subway Survey page.
The survey, also available online, poses questions about subway lines riders use most frequently, how often they experience delays, average time spent commuting, and more.
The survey is part of Johnson’s work as acting public advocate, a role he assumed on Jan. 1 and will fulfill until Feb. 26, the day of the special elections for the post. It also follows his advocacy on transit reform, including vouching for Fair Fares, congestion pricing, and his outspoken criticism on government handling of the subway.
“New York City deserves a world-class transportation system, but unfortunately, due to years of neglect and mismanagement, we don’t have one,” Johnson said.
The Jackson Heights visit marks the first leg of the tour, with Johnson and his staff to visit stations in the remaining four boroughs in the next few days until Jan. 11. Details for each day’s appearance will be released the evening prior to the event.
The survey can be taken online here.