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."
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
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.
Pratt Center for Community Development
Pratt Center works for a more sustainable and equitable New York City in partnership with community-based organizations, small businesses and policymakers. Our technical assistance, research, and policy advocacy helps our partners to advance innovative solutions to low- and moderate-income communities'greatest economic and environmental challenges.
The Riders Alliance fights for better public transportation in New York by organizing transit riders into a powerful political constituency. We organize riders neighborhood by neighborhood, both to address the immediate public transit concerns of each individual community and to advocate for a stronger public investment in mass transit.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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.nyc.ny.us/nyct/facts/
Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA
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.
Connecticut Metro-North Rail Commuter Council
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.
LIRR Commuters Campaign
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 of Metropolitan New York
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.
Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association
EPVA 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. EPVA has long been active on making public and private transportation accessible to persons with disabilities.
American Public Transportation Association
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.
Transit Riders Groups Around the United
States and abroad:
Chicago Campaign For Better Transit
Chicago's Campaign for Better Transit (CBT) is a newly formed coalition of transit riders and citizens that "works for safe, accessible, efficient, affordable and pleasant transit service and the funding needed to achieve it."
Los Angeles Bus Riders Union
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."
San Francisco's Rescue Muni
Rescue Muni (Riders for an Efficient, Safe, Consistent, Utilized, and Expeditious Muni) is an
"independent transit riders' association for San Francisco."
Philadelphia : Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers
www.straphangers.org | www.nypirg.org