Riders Alliance member Thomasin Bentley wants her bus back! Behind her are Assembly Members David Weprin and Nily Rozic, City Council Member Gale Brewer, NYC Transit Riders Council Chair Andrew Albert, and MTA Board Member Allen Cappelli. And dozens more Riders Alliance members who turned out on a Sunday!
More than two dozen Riders Alliance members rallied with our fellow transit advocates today to demand that Governor Cuomo and the MTA invest a $40 million unexpected surplus in expanded train and bus service.
We were joined at the event by MTA board member Allen Cappelli, as well as State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Members Nily Rozic and David Weprin, and City Council Members Gale Brewer, Vincent Gentile and Stephen Levin.
Please see press coverage of our rally here and click below for the complete press release.
State Senators Squadron and Dilan and members of the Riders Alliance urged the MTA today to increase G train service in light of new MTA data that shows the G train ridership has increased faster than that of any other train.
See our full press release below and sign up here to fight for better G train service.
More than 75 Riders Alliance members came to our Rally For a Better G Train, including Tolani Adeboye, who addressed the crowd on behalf of the group.
Thanks to the 75 people who joined us for our Rally for a Better G Train on January 27th, co-hosted by State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Dilan.
Our rally was covered extensively in the press, including articles in more than a dozen news outlets and an interview with some of our members on Channel 11 news. We were also joined by State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblyman Joe Lentol and City Councilmembers Leticia James and Steve Levin.
Be sure to sign our online petition for better G train service!
Thank you for being part of such a successful first year for the Riders Alliance!
With a fare hike approved this morning and the top MTA job vacant again, there has never been a more important time to build political power for transit riders.
Riders Alliance members sign up R train riders in Bay Ridge
We want to take a moment now, at the end of 2012, to update you on everything we’ve done in our first year of work, and to look ahead to 2013.
And we ask you to consider supporting the Riders Alliance with your end-of-year giving, to help us gear up for an even stronger year to come. Continued…
As we roll out the first Riders Alliance community campaigns, we’ve been making waves–and winning headlines.
Visit our “In the News” page to see coverage of the Riders Alliance, our November launch, and our fight for better G train service in Brooklyn and Queens!