See Pete Donohue’s beautiful piece in today’s Daily News. Transit matters–and this week’s disaster helps us see that.
Let’s take a moment to recognize the extraordinary efforts of everyone who is working to bring service back and re-connect our city to itself.
Join us on Monday, November 19th to formally launch the Riders Alliance!
The Riders Alliance Launch Event will be a great opportunity to meet other members and supporters, find out more about our ambitious plans to organize transit riders in neighborhoods all over New York, and–this part is important–take advantage of an open bar for the duration of the event!
We’ll be at the Bubble Lounge at 228 West Broadway, two blocks south of Canal Street in Tribeca. Monday, November 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
RSVP here to join us for this exciting official launch of the Riders Alliance!
Without help from Albany, riders are asked to pay more money for less service.
The buzz this week has been about the proposed fare hikes released on Monday.
As Straphangers spokesman Gene Russianoff, blogger Ben Kabak (both Riders Alliance board members) and the New York Times editorial board all point out, the real solution to the MTA funding crisis lies not in squeezing riders for even more change but in strengthening the MTA’s funding over the long term, something only our representatives in Albany can achieve. Continued…
In today’s New York Post, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli observes that fares for transit riders are expected to rise 35% in eight years…more than double the rate of inflation.
Without enough public support for transit in New York, bus and subway riders are left holding the bag. Help us win the funding and support we need from our elected officials: get involved in the Riders Alliance today. Join us on the subway platform, or at a planning meeting, or just come to a happy hour to find out more!
7 million transit riders should not pay 35% more for less service than we had. Join the Riders Alliance today.
Riders Alliance members Melanie and Bob sign up fellow riders to win better service. Join us next week!
Join fellow Riders Alliance members on Wednesday and Saturday as we speak to G train riders, organizing our fellow passengers to win better G train service, free transfers to more lines, and much-needed station improvements.
Wednesday afternoon and evening and Saturday mid-day, we’ll be hitting the rails…and platforms…and sidewalks! Speaking rider-to-rider, recruiting new supporters for our efforts to improve transit. Join us! Please see our events page for more details and to RSVP.