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:
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!
Riders Alliance 2015 Gala
Monday, October 26th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Houston Hall
222 W. Houston Street
(Btwn. 6th & Varick in the West Village)
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!
Tired of Governor Cuomo’s silence about funding our subways and buses, Riders Alliance members invited the Governor to ride the subways with us during rush hour.
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?
Let us know–and follow Cardboard Cutout Cuomo’s adventures on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #RideCuomoRide!
Tell us: what station should Cardboard Cutout Cuomo visit next? And see our video and press from our most recent #RideCuomoRide event below!
Cardboard Cutout Cuomo Rides the NYC Subway from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.
See Cardboard Cutout Cuomo in …
Daily News: “Subway riders rip Andrew Cuomo for MTA funding by griping at cardboard replica of governor”
NY1: “Transit Advocates Bring Cardboard Cutout of Governor on 7 Train”
Gothamist: “Video: Cardboard Cuomo Forced To Ride Crowded Subway During Rush Hour“
Please donate to our “Members on Board” summer fundraising campaign today!
You believe in our work to win better subways and buses for more than eight million daily riders, and to keep fares affordable for the New Yorkers who can least afford to pay more. And we can’t do it without you.
Now we’re asking you to take your support to the next level: please contribute to our “Members on Board” summer fundraising campaign.
Riders Alliance members are leading the grassroots fight for public transportation. Just this month, you held a dramatic reading of our “Subway Horror Stories” outside Governor Cuomo’s office in Manhattan, rallied for better C train service in Brooklyn, testified at Bus Rapid Transit hearings in Queens, and reached out to literally thousands of riders — to build a movement of riders demanding results.
Riders Alliance members are holding our elected officials accountable for better transit service and affordable fares. We’re building a powerful grassroots movement.
We need your help to make it happen. Please donate to our “Members on Board” summer fundraising campaign today so we can continue to fight for better service at affordable fares for millions of New Yorkers.