Our members fought hard for a commuter benefits law so that more New Yorkers can save money by using public transit. And now, starting January 1st, as many as 450,000 more New Yorkers will become eligible for pre-tax transit benefits thanks to our new law.
A report released by the Riders Alliance and endorsed by the Global Gateway Alliance, New York’s advocates for world-class airports, shows that turning the MTA’s Q70 route into a Free LaGuardia Subway Shuttle would result in thousands more travelers using the subway to get to LaGuardia—and could be implemented immediately with likely no net cost to the MTA.
Download our report here to see why a Free LaGuardia Subway Shuttle could be a net revenue gain for the MTA–and to see our multi-layered plan to improve transit access to LaGuardia. Public transit should take New Yorkers everywhere they need to go…including to the airport!
See coverage of our proposal here:
Transit advocates push for LaGuardia Airport bus route rebranding – New York Daily News, November 24, 2015
Riders Alliance proposes free shuttle bus to LaGuardia Airport – AM New York, November 23, 2015
Transit Advocates to MTA: Make Queens bus service to Laguardia free – Metro, November 23, 2015
And the Daily News endorsement of our plan here:
Try a quick trip, Gov on a free LaGuardia Subway Shuttle bus – New York Daily News, November 30, 2015
Featuring an open bar, silent auction, the swingin’ subway band Baby Soda, hundreds of Riders Alliance members, friends, special guests… and you!
RSVP here to get your ticket to the Riders Alliance 2015 Gala. And don’t forget–monthly members are invited to come for free. Join us as a Riders Alliance monthly member for your free pass to the best night of the year!
The Riders Alliance gala is our chance to mark a year of making progress on the MTA capital program, expanding Bus Rapid Transit to thousands more riders, pushing for much-needed improvements to the C train and winning funds for hundreds of bus stop countdown clocks. Help us celebrate: RSVP today!
Now for some good news out of Albany: bus riders can celebrate three big victories — all from our 2015 priority list:
1) Legislation passed at the State level to protect bus-only lanes so more buses
can be predictable, timely and reliable;
2) Legislation passed at the State level to make off-board fare collection work
on more bus routes–a big boost for Select Bus Service;
3) $1 million in new funding in the City budget to bring bus stop countdown
clocks to more neighborhoods.
Riders Alliance members worked hard on these fights: meeting with legislators, speaking out in the press, and focusing attention on the needs of bus riders. Now, thanks to our elected officials and Riders Alliance members, we’ve taken crucial steps to push for a more modern, reliable transit system—one that meets the needs of more than eight million people every day.
Thank you to our first-ever recipients of the Riders Alliance “Bus Champion”
awards, Assembly Member Nily Rozic and Senator Marty Golden, for fighting for
better bus lanes, and to the eight City Council members and the Queens Borough President who dedicated funds this year for bus stop countdown clocks!
Well, we never heard back from Governor Cuomo, so instead of getting him to ride with us, this week, Riders Alliance members took “Governor Cuomo” on a ride! On Thursday evening, members took Cardboard Cutout Cuomo for a ride on the 7 train at Times Square – 42nd Street and asked New Yorkers–where should Governor Cuomo go next?
Now we need your help! Tell us which stations Cardboard Cutout Cuomo should visit! We want to take him to your least favorite stations–where do you deal with the most crowded platforms, longest delays, and worst station conditions?
Tell us: what station should Cardboard Cutout Cuomo visit next? And see our video and press from our most recent #RideCuomoRide event below!
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