In New York, chronic federal disinvestment in transit has meant an unreliable system that lurches from crisis to crisis. 

With transportation and infrastructure bills topping Washington’s agenda, riders demand action now to fix historic inequities, deliver racial justice, and confront climate change.

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Riders Alliance Picnic in Queens!

Blue background says RIDERS ALLIANCE QUEENS PICNIC with special guest State Senator Michael Gianaris Astoria Park Thursday July 15 6:30 - 8:00PM

Celebrate a summer evening with Riders Alliance friends new and old, meet and hear from transit champion State Senator Gianaris, and come together for snacks and transit-themed games. We’ll provide the refreshments but this event is BYO Blanket! Enjoy picnic fare and the company of other Riders Alliance members.


We’re hiring!

The Riders Alliance is hiring a full-time lead organizer! Read more and apply at!

Riders Alliance 2021 Gala

This year, for the first time ever, Riders Alliance will be producing a digital journal to accompany our gala. Journal ads cost $100 and will follow the same design template with customizable text. To salute this year’s honorees or the Riders Alliance, please click here.

Riders Alliance 2021 Gala
The highly-anticipated Riders Alliance Gala is back in person for 2021! The gala will feature all of the Riders Alliance traditions you know and love: bona fide subway musicians, delicious cocktails and refreshments, transit-themed games and swag, and lots more. Please join us to celebrate alongside elected officials, news media, leading advocates, and Riders Alliance members.


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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