Miller, a former MTA bus driver and president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056, cited the transit agency’s bus network redesigns in each borough and the coming of congestion pricing in Manhattan as a “transportation metamorphosis” taking place in the city.

“It’s an opportunity for us to talk about something that would really enhance the quality of life for so many people,” Miller who represents areas around St. Albans, Laurelton and Queens Village, told THE CITY. “The time is now.”