The Tri-State Transportation Campaign found that 1,200 pedestrians were killed on roads in Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York between 2009 and 2011.
If the judge’s ruling stands, the fare hikes could be as much as 46% for the Long Island Rail Road and 32% for Metro-North trips, according to an analysis by the fiscal watchdog group Citizens Budget Commission.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign says older pedestrians are more than twice as likely to be killed by cars or trucks than
those under age 60.
If they don’t win approval, completion of the World Trade Center and key upgrades at area bridges and airports might not happen. A $1 increase in PATH train fares is also being sought as part of a revenue raising plan the agency says it needs for an “infrastructure overhaul.”