Our Ambitious 2014 Agenda

Mayor-elect de Blasio has promised 20 Bus Rapid Transit routes to help beleaguered commuters.

Mayor-elect de Blasio has promised 20 Bus Rapid Transit routes to help beleaguered commuters.

Thank you to all our members for a fantastic 2013.

For an organization that’s only 18 months old, we’ve already made great strides.

This year alone, we won:
25% more G trains throughout the afternoon and evening;
• Buses that run earlier, later and more often on the Astoria and Long Island City waterfront;
Station improvements for N and Q train riders; and
• Additional services for riders affected by the R and G train tunnel construction. Continued…

You’re Invited: 2013 Gala

facebook logoPlease join us for the Riders Alliance 2013 Gala, a fun opportunity to celebrate the progress we’ve made and prepare for the coming year.  RSVP today to join the party!

 

What’s Next?

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Faster buses? Affordable fares?

In our first year, the Riders Alliance won big victories: better G train service, more buses for Bay Ridge, better N and Q stations in Astoria, and more.

Now we’re deciding our 2014 priorities with our members. To submit ideas for what we should focus on in the next year, send us an email to 2014@ridersny.org.

 

Recent Riders Alliance Victories!

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Riders Alliance members speak at a rally celebrating station improvements in Queens.

It’s been a big summer of victories for the Riders Alliance!

We won a better G train that will improve service for more than 100,000 riders. We won more express buses and trains on nearby lines while the R and G tunnels are closed for Sandy repairs. We won more frequent and reliable bus service along Astoria and LIC’s waterfront. We advocated for “50 Fixes” on the N and Q trains in Astoria, and the MTA used our members’ list to go through stations, fix staircases, add lights and replace missing signs.

We rallied, wrote an op-ed in the Daily News, and worked with elected officials and mayoral candidates to push the MTA to invest a small surplus in restoring and increasing transit service. Then, when the MTA approved its preliminary budget for 2014…it included $18 million for more new and restored service!

These are valuable steps for transit riders that were made possible by the work of our grassroots members, local elected officials, and community allies. There is more we need to do, and by becoming a member today, you can help us get there. It’s how we’ll improve transit over the long term—by building our organization from the bottom-up, and winning the funding, attention and investment required to build a 21st century transit system for all New Yorkers.

G train victory!

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The Riders Alliance announces a significant victory in its grassroots push for better G train service.  The MTA’s Full Line Review of the G train, which we requested with State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Dilan, was released on July 15th and its recommendations contain many of the top priority campaign goals of the Riders Alliance.

The report marks a significant victory for G train riders and for the
Riders Alliance members who have worked so hard over the last year to
organize their fellow passengers and build public support for a better G
train.

Click here for more details about the report.

See our complete press release below. We will share more details as they become available.

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