For many New Yorkers, cars help us stay connected in our communities. Being able to drive puts more—and often better—options for almost every service and necessity, from jobs to schools to health care, within reach.

But for hundreds of thousands of taxpaying, hardworking New Yorkers, driving isn’t an option. And for business owners like me, that means fewer potential employees and creates situations in which employees are dependent on unreliable, inconvenient public transit to get to work.