Fight for #FairFares!

In June of 2018 — after over two years of grassroots organizing — Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson and the New York City Council agreed to fund half-price MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers!

Photo by Riders Alliance member Scott Shaw

Photo by Riders Alliance member Scott Shaw

In January of 2019, the first phase of the program launched for New Yorkers receiving cash assistance or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from the Department of Social Services for New Yorkers. Over the next year, we will be working with the city to make sure that Fair Fares will be available to all New Yorkers at or below the Federal Poverty Line by January 2020.

To learn if you qualify and to sign up online, please go to New York City’s Fair Fares page at

Read more about this important win at

For any questions about the issue, please contact political director, Rebecca Bailin at