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

We’re hiring!

The Deputy Director is a core part of the organization’s leadership team. They will work closely with the Executive Director to set strategic goals and actively manage a talented organizing team to build power, and engage our grassroots members in person and digitally, advocate effectively with elected officials and in the news media, and win better, more affordable transit service for millions of New Yorkers.

The Development and Event Manager, working under the supervision of the Deputy Director for fundraising and operations, is responsible for maintaining and enhancing a robust donor engagement program for grassroots and mid-level donors and for managing the annual gala. The ideal candidate is experienced in non-profit fundraising, has an appreciation for community organizing and member engagement, and is a creative and strategic thinker. As we strive to grow the organization, the ideal candidate should be thinking critically about how to grow and engage the organization’s donor community, and to ensure it’s reflective of our rider base.

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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!

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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.

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