The Riders Alliance fights for reliable, affordable, world-class public transit and a more just and sustainable New York.

New York’s federal legislators must #SaveTransit and protect us from a total collapse of bus and subway service as the Coronavirus threatens to undermine the MTA’s budget. Learn more at

Riders Alliance Gala: 7PM Monday, Nov. 16th

Riders Alliance 2020 Gala
A Digital Extravaganza for the Future of Public Transit
Monday, November 16th
Location: online!


Riders Coronavirus Survey

Take Our Rider Survey: Public Transit During COVID-19. Many need to ride public transit. Help inform a plan to keep public transit safe and reliable for today’s crisis and tomorrow’s future. La encuesta esta disponible en español tambien. Muchos Neoyorquinos tienen que tomar nuestro sistema de transportación pública. Ayudamos informar un plan de acción para mantener nuestra sistema de transporte

Visit or text “RIDER” to 52886.

Visite o envie la palabra ENCUESTA al 52886 por texto.

Half Price MetroCards Now Available for Many More New Yorkers Living in Poverty!

Starting Monday January 27th all eligible New Yorkers can now sign up for Fair Fares: half-price MetroCards for New Yorkers living at or below the federal poverty line!

Sign up at

Announcing our New Executive Director: Betsy Plum

The Riders Alliance is excited to announce our new Executive Director! Please welcome Betsy Plum, who will bring her extensive experience in advocacy and grassroots organizing to help power the fight for better public transit.

Details here:

We Passed Congestion Pricing. Now Let’s Fix The Subway!

We just won congestion pricing and $25 billion in new funding for our transit system in the state budget. Now we need to use the money to fix the subway. New, modern signals, station elevators, and train cars must be the MTA’s top priority!

Governor Cuomo and the MTA must put the new funding to work in the upcoming MTA Capital Plan! This is the 5 year plan showing how the MTA will spend money on building and improving the system.

The plan is due this fall. Riders need to see a plan that will fix the subway. We need our State Senators and Assembly Members to hold the MTA and Governor accountable, and make sure the congestion pricing revenue does what it was intended to do.

Speak up here and contact your state legislators today.