The New York Public Interest Research Group is New York's largest consumer, environmental, and government reform organization. NYPIRG is a non-partisan, not-for-profit group established to win policy reforms while training students and other New Yorkers to be advocates.
Transportation Alternatives is a "member-supported New York City-area citizens group working for better bicycling, walking and public transit, and fewer cars." Transportation Alternatives wants "safer, calmer neighborhood streets and car-free parks."
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is an "alliance of public interest, transit advocacy, planning and environmental organizations working to reform transportation policies in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan region." NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign is a founding member.
The MTA is the parent organization of New York City Transit, which runs the city's subways and buses. For facts and figures about New York's transit system, visit http://www.mta.info/nyct/facts/
The Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee runs the New York City Transit Riders Council, the LIRR Commuters Council and the Metro North Commuter Council. The state-financed group acts as an independent voice for transit riders. A PCAC representative sits on the MTA board as a non-voting member.
Whether you commute by Metro-North between Connecticut and New York, or between cities and towns within Connecticut, the Commuter Council represents you. The Council was formed by the Connecticut State Legislature and its members are commuters. The Council acts as a consumer liaison between riders and the Connecticut Dept. of Transportation (CDOT), Metro-North, and Shore Line East railroads and advises the legislature regarding commuter issues.
Interesting and fun! An unofficial New York City subway site by David Pirmann.
The purpose of this organization is to monitor and report on LIRR performance, including (but not limited to): safety, air conditioning availability, on-time performance, breakdowns, overcrowding, cleanliness, crew performance. The campaign also accepts and responds to feedback from commuters and passengers.
Disabled in Action is a "civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination against people with disabilitiesall disabilities. Founded in 1970, DIA is a democratic, not-for-profit, membership organization. DIA consists primarilty of and is directed by disabled people." DIA has long been active on making public and private transportation accessible to persons with disabilities.
USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of spinal cord injured/diseased veterans residing primarily in the New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Connecticut. USA has long been active on making public and private transportation accessible to persons with disabilities.
APTA is "an international organization that has been representing the transit industry since 1882. APTA members include bus, rapid transit and commuter rail systems, and the organizations responsible for planning, designing, constructing, financing and operating transit systems."
CommuterLink is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with employers to "promote and simplify the use of public transit and to assist in the formation of carpools and vanpools for their employees." They also offer the only public guaranteed ride home program in New York City. CommuterLink's goal is to reduce traffic congestion and advocate for and improve service.
A coalition of people who live and work in Lower Manhattan united in opposition to the proposed West Street Tunnel.
Need regional transit directions? Visit Trips123.com for a new way of getting around the region.
Need door-to-door transit directions? Check out HopStop.com where you can also send directions by e-mail or text message to a cell phone directly from the website, plan a trip with multiple destinations using the Itinerary or get directions or the locations of nearby subway and bus stops remotely on your cell phone or PDA with the HopStop Mobile service.
Founded in March 2002, The Subway Chronicles is a journal written by commuters - the people who ride the New York City subway every day. The site publishes essays, creative nonfiction and subway diaries each month.
This website provides access to performance measures, performance reporting models, case studies, government documents, articles, books, conferences and other resources. Sponsored by Rutgers University and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Chicago's Campaign for Better Transit (CBT) is a coalition of transit riders and citizens that "works for safe, accessible, efficient, affordable and pleasant transit service and the funding needed to achieve it."
The Bus Riders Union/Sindicato de Pasajeros, in Los Angeles "with 3,000 dues paying members and 50,000 self-identified supporters" fights "for a first-class, clean-fuel, bus-centered public transportation system in Los Angeles."
RESCUE Muni (Riders for an Efficient, Safe, Consistent, Utilized, and Expeditious Muni) is an "independent transit riders' association for San Francisco."
SCTA is an organization created to discuss issues, disseminate information, advocate, support and encourage all measures and policies deemed necessary for the creation of a truly adequate transit system chiefly throughout the five county Los Angeles metropolitan region.