In the News

Please see below for recent Riders Alliance appearances in the news!

Queens Residents Speak Up for Bus Rapid Transit on Woodhaven –Streetsblog, July 22nd, 2014

A Mixed Bag on Bus Service –Times Newsweekly, July 3rd, 2014

The Case for Center-Running Bus Lanes on Woodhaven Boulevard –Streetsblog, July 10th, 2014

Bus countdown clocks coming to South Queens –Queens Chronicle, July 10th, 2014

MTA expands LIC, Astoria bus routes –Queens Chronicle, July 3rd, 2014

City Council Funds New Countdown Clocks for Buses –WNYC News, June 30th, 2014

City Council Draws Praise From Riders Alliance For Expanding Bus Clock Initiative –CBS New York, June 29th, 2014

Council members fund countdown clocks for bus stops –amNY, June 29th, 2014

City Council members fund more than 100 bus countdown clocks –Metro New York, June 29th, 2014

Council Allocates Funds for New Bus Countdown Clocks –Bay Ridge Journal, June 29th, 2014

NYC Council praised for funding countdown clocks –PIX11, June 29th, 2014

City Set to Expand Countdown Clocks at Bus Stops –NY1, June 29th, 2014

Bus Stop Countdown Clocks Headed Downtown, DOT Says –DNAinfo, June 27th, 2014

MTA to now study if C train is in fact slow, overcrowded (oh and the A train too) –Brokelyn, June 23rd, 2014

MTA Board happenings; A/C line review; weekend service changes –Second Avenue Sagas, June 20th, 2014

MTA to Conduct Full-Line Review of A, C Trains –Bay Ridge Journal, June 22th, 2014

Crowded A, C subway lines slated for study by MTA –NY Post, June 19th, 2014

Two More NYC Subway Lines To Get Scrutinized –WNYC, June 19th, 2014

A and C subway lines getting full review from MTA –amNY, June 19th, 2014

NY1 C Train Review, Video Only –NY1, June 19th, 2014

MTA to Conduct Full Review of A, C Lines –NY1, June 19th, 2014

MTA to review A and C subway lines –Metro, June 19th, 2014

MTA Adds More G-Trains During Rush Hour –The Greenpoint Gazette, June 11th, 2014

MTA increases G train service –Queens Courier, June 9th, 2014

MTA to Increase G Train Service –DNAinfo New York, June 9th, 2014

G train to get improved weekday service –Metro, June 8th, 2014

MTA to increase G train service –New York Post, June 8th, 2014

G Train service to become more frequent –amNY, June 8th, 2014

MTA Adds Service to G Train, Eliminates “G Train Sprint” –NY1, June 8th, 2014

Temporary transfer will help G train riders during summer shutdown –Brooklyn Eagle, May 16th, 2014

MTA will allow free transfers from G train riders to J or M trains at Lorimer St. stop during work on Greenpoint Tube this summer –Daily News, May 14th, 2014

City Must Change ‘Terrifying’ Woodhaven Intersection, Residents Urge –The Forum, April 25th, 2014

New Bill would help New Yorkers save on Metrocards –PIX 11, April 28th, 2014

NYC to help commuters get big tax break –New York Post, April 28th, 2014

Neoyorquinos podrían ahorrar cientos de dólares en Metrocard –El Diario, April 28th, 2014

Bill would require businesses to let workers use pretax money for subway fares –Daily News, April 28th, 2014

Lawmaker wants big businesses to offer commuter tax benefit –amNY, April 27th, 2014

New City Council bill would give tax break to 600K+ straphangers –Metro, April 27th, 2014

Legislation Would Require Businesses to Offer Pre-Tax MetroCards to Workers –DNAinfo, April 27th, 2014

Dedicated Bus Lane Coming to Utica Avenue to Ease B46 Commute –DNAinfo, April 23rd, 2014

Cuomo Gets His Way, and Transit Riders Get the Shaft –Streetsblog NYC, March 31st, 2014

Groups blast budget on transit funding –amNY, March 31st, 2014

Don’t Stiff the MTA –Times Ledger, March 29th, 2014

Hands off MTA tax revenues –The Riverdale Press, March 27th, 2014

Advocates, MTA chief debate on $40M in transit funds –amNY, March 27th, 2014

Don’t raid the pockets of LIRR riders –Newsday, March 25, 2014

MTA budget raid would betray riders –amNY, March 25, 2014

Gov. Cuomo’s proposed budget would cut $40M off transit upgrades –Daily News, March 24, 2014

Dems hit gov’s MTA cash grab–Daily News, March 10, 2014

32 Assembly Members Want to Reverse Cuomo’s Transit Raid. Where’s Shelly?–Streetsblog.org, March 7, 2014

Riders hit Cuomo on $40M budget ‘grab’–Queens Chronicle, March 6, 2014

Commuters remind lawmakers that transit funding is a priority–PIX11, March 5, 2014

NYPD Commissioner Bratton to ride subway at night to get a look at crime, quality-of-life issues–Daily News, March 5, 2014

Riders slam Cuomo’s plan to raid $40M from MTA funds–New York Post, March 3, 2014

Assembly Members: We Have to Stop Cuomo’s $40 Million Transit Raid–Streetsblog.org, March 3, 2014

Transit Advocates, Pols To Cuomo: Don’t Steal From MTA–CBS New York, March 2, 2014

Lawmakers slam Cuomo budget’s transit ‘sweep’–amNY, March 2, 2014

Politicians ask Cuomo to keep away from MTA’s $40 million improvement funds–Daily News, March 2, 2014

Transit advocates seek NYC bus ‘countdown clocks’–Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 26, 2014

MTA bus improvements are just the ticket–amNY, February 25, 2014

MTA to roll out citywide real-time bus tracking by early March–Metro, February 24, 2014

MTA announces extension of bus-tracking service to Brooklyn and Queens–Daily News, February 24, 2014

Bus riders rally near City Hall for countdown clocks at stops to tell when rides will come–Daily News, February 23, 2014

Group seeks countdown clocks for buses–amNY, February 23, 2014

Transportation Advocates Call for Clocks to Show When Buses Will Arrive–DNAinfo, February 23, 2014

Riders rally for countdown clocks at bus stops–PIX11, February 23, 2014

Displaced R-Train riders crowd other subway lines–NY Post, January 20th, 2014

Stop signs a go for G train–Brooklyn Paper, January 15th, 2014

De Blasio’s transit plan calls for increased bus service, federal funds–amNY, December 5th, 2013

7 train to shutdown on weekends between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza–PIX11 News, October 11th, 2013

100 Ingenious Ways to Fix New York City’s Broken Subway System–VICE, October 9th, 2013

Clever subway designs to showcase in SoHo pop-up show–NY Post, October 8th, 2013

Gianaris, Riders Alliance Welcome Improved Bus Service–Queens Gazette, September 18th, 2013

Vernon Blvd Bus Route Undergoes Service Upgrade–LIC Post, September 10th, 2013

MTA Expands Waterfront Bus Service in Astoria and LIC–DNAinfo, September 10th, 2013

More Buses Rolling in Arty Queens Neighborhoods–NY Post, September 9th, 2013

Train Time Clocks come to Astoria–Times Newsweekly, August 15, 2013

Convenience rolls to Astoria subway stops–Queens Chronicle, August 14, 2013

Gianaris Brings Real Time Train Countdown to Astoria–Queens Gazette, August 14, 2013

Arrival Announcements Coming to the N and Q–Queens Ledger, August 13, 2013

Train Arrival Alerts Begin At Five Queens Stations–NY1, August 7, 2013

Astoria subway stations to get extreme makeover–NYPost, August 7, 2013

MTA introduces subway arrival announcements for N/Q riders, plans station upgrades–LIC Post, August 7, 2013

Five Queens stations to get ‘next train’ audio announcements–Daily News, August 6, 2013

Ferry good news: Boats to ease headaches caused by Sandy repairs on R line–NYPost, July 30, 2013

MTA to beef up service elsewhere during R train construction–Home Reporter, July 18, 2013

Service added during R, G train tunnel closures–amNY, July 18, 2013

MTA is set to restore B37 bus to Third Avenue–Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 16, 2013

G train to get streamlined timetable, better public address system–Brooklyn Daily, July 16, 2013

MTA Board To Take Up Improvements For G Subway Line–NY1, July, 15, 2013

Improvements coming for G train if MTA finds the cash–Fox 5, July 15, 2013

MTA plans G train improvements–amNY, July 15, 2013

MTA looks to end G train sprint–NYPost, July 15, 2013

MTA plans some improvements on much-maligned G train–Daily News, July 15, 2013

Senators Dilan and Squadron, Riders Alliance Announce Release of Full G Line Review–Greenpoint Gazette, July 15, 2013

MTA to Improve G Train Service After Full Line Review–DNAinfo, July 15, 2013

Better Transit Service – Now (Op-Ed)–Daily News, July 14, 2013

Tunnel vision: R, G train riders want more from MTA–Brooklyn Paper, July 1, 2013

Looming Sandy Repairs Frustrate BK Straphangers–NBC 4 News, June 28, 2013

G, R Trains to Shut Down for Sandy Repairs–Good Day New York, Fox 5, June 28, 2013

MTA Warns of R Line Woe–Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2013

BK Straphangers Prepare for Lengthy Subway Shutdowns–NY Post, June 28, 2013

Group Demands Commuting Options During Tunnel Shutdown–amNY, June 28, 2013

Tunnel Vision: Advocates Demand More Transit Options for R and G Train Riders–Brooklyn Spectator, June 28, 2013

Advocates, Officials Want More Options for Riders When Subway Tunnels Close for Repairs–NY1, June 27, 2013

R and G Train Tunnels to Close in Brooklyn for Months–WABC Channel 7, June 27, 2013

Coalition Wants Alternatives to R, G Trains During Repairs–Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 27, 2013

Southwest Brooklyn brainstorms R train contingency plan–Home Reporter News, June 25, 2013

MTA to Shut R, G Trains to Repair Sandy Damage–Metro, June 6, 2013

Straphangers Squeezed: R and G Train Service to be Temporarily Suspended–Brooklyn Spectator, June 6, 2013

Make Service Better, Urge Politicians, Mayoral Candidates–Daily News, June 3, 2013

Working out’ the G train kinks–Brooklyn Paper, May 31, 2013

Stay in shape with the Subway workout! Hilarious video shows how to combine ‘sprinting’ and ‘stretching’ into commute–Daily Mail U.K.,May 30, 2013

Oh, ‘G,’ straphangers hate it!–New York Post, May 30, 2013

Most People Will Do Almost Anything To Avoid the G Train, Survey Shows–The Village Voice Blogs, May 30th, 2013

‘G Train Workout’ Shows the ‘Hike’ and ‘Sprint’ Required of Riders–DNAinfo, May 29,2013

Bay Ridge Community Fights to Restore Essential Local Bus Service–BrooklynNews Corp, May 21, 2013

Transit Advocates Want Better Waterfront Bus Access in Astoria and LIC–DNAinfo, May 20th, 2013

Oakland Gardens Wants Q75 Back–Queens Chronicle, May 16, 2013

Trendy Greenpoint has grown, but G train service hasn’t–Crain’s New York Business, May 12, 2013

Brooklynites Blame the G Train for Dating Disasters–DNAinfo, April 29, 2013

Cell Phone and Wi-Fi Service Wiring Complete in 30 New Stations–amNY, April 23, 2013

Exigen Mejoras al Transporte–El Diario, April 22, 2013

Pols, Groups Demand Better MTA Service from Surplus–Daily News, April 22, 2013

Give $40 Million Surplus to Riders…–Staten Island Advance, April 21, 2013

Disgruntled Commuters Ask MTA to Spend Surplus Improving Service–DNAinfo, April 21, 2013

Transit Advocates to MTA: Use Extra State Funding to Restore Service–CBS New York, April 21, 2013

MTA agrees to full line review of G train–Greenpoint Star, April 18, 2013

New MTA Data Brings Renewed Calls to Expand G Service–The Greenpoint Gazette, April 12, 2013

All aboard! G train gaining more riders than any line citywide–The Brooklyn Paper, April 12, 2013

Residents Call For More Trains Along G Subway Line–NY1, April 11, 2013

Riders Alliance, officials urge more frequent service on ‘G’–Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 11, 2013

G Train Sees Largest Increase In Riders, Study Shows–DNAinfo, April 10, 2013

Queens Riders Alliance Takes on Transit Gripes–NY1, March 17th, 2013

New Group Advocates for Better Transit Service–Queens Gazette, March 13, 2013

MTA to review G train for service upgrades–Queens Chronicle, February 28, 2013

Subway riders form alliance to fight for better service in Bay Ridge–Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 25, 2013

MTA to assess complaints that much maligned G train is frequently overcrowded, delayed and rerouted–Daily News, February 22, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Riders Alliance forms Bay Ridge chapter–Home Reporter News, February 21, 2013

Subway Advocates Call for Comprehensive Review of G Train Service–WPIX Channel 11 News, January 27, 2013

G, That’s Better!  Brooklyn Local Could Get More Trains, Free Transfers, Says MTA–Brooklyn Paper, January 29, 2013

Demandan Mejoras En Servicio Del Tren G–El Diario, January 28, 2013

Pols: Let’s Make a Spot for the G Train–New York Daily News, January 27, 2013

Se Unen Para Mejorar El Tren G–El Diario, January 5, 2013

G Notes: Commuters Sick of Paying for Transfers on Brooklyn Local–Brooklyn Paper, November 29, 2012

Alliance Looks to Solve Straphanger Issues–Greenpoint Star, November 20, 2012

Q&A With John Raskin of the Riders Alliance, NYC’s New Transit Advocates–Streetsblog.org, November 19, 2012

New Grassroots Transit Group Lobbies for Better Service Post-Sandy–City and State, November 15, 2012

Riders Alliance Opens Line Between Straphangers, Politicians–New York Daily News, November 12, 2012

Now Arriving: an “Alinsky-style” Transit Advocacy Group for New York–Capital New York, September 27, 2012