In conducting this research I have sought to explore the trajectory of policing in New York City as it interacts with urban infrastructural issues, most specifically, those pertaining to the MTA. Using FTP as a case study to synthesize the former, I seek to explore the MTA as a catalyst for an abolitionist movement in New York City, and analyze abolitionist tools and practices as valuable approaches to urban injustice and inequity. In doing so, I consider what it would mean to create and foster meaningful community lead structures through which to advocate for the abolition of police as an institution, as well as create frameworks which seek to make oppressive institutions obsolete. While this research navigates and examines infrastructural and budgeting challenges within the City of New York as they pertain to both the MTA and NYPD, it places minimal focus on the fiscal reworkings that would shift funding from police to communities and public resources. Rather, this research contends with how we might strengthen community networks through using abolitionist tools and practices, using such methods to achieve the collective consciousness and solidarity that will ultimately achieve meaningful, material change. Key outcomes of this research have manifested in the ability to examine how robust frameworks of mutual aid, community care, and political education can materially serve our communities as we seek to work outside systems of policing, prisons, and other oppressive institutions. Additionally, this thesis has been able to offer an abolitionist perspective on Governor Cuomo’s fare evasion crackdown, in lieu of fixing a piece of crumbling public infrastructure.