Reports & Features

2022

NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and TransitCenter Release 17th Annual Pokey and Schleppie Awards on Bus Performance

Straphangers Campaign Hosts Bus Lane Painting Party — Celebrate Plans for 20 Miles of New Bus Lanes in 2022

2021

Straphangers Campaign Petition to Transform Transit

Statement on Restoration of 24/7 Subway Service May 3, 2021

2020

Testimony at Joint Legislative Hearing on Impact of COVID-19 on the MTA August 25, 2020

NYPIRG Announces Gene Russianoff Retires July 24, 2020

Statement on Resignation of Andy Byford January 23, 2020

2019

Decade's Top Ten Best and Worst of NYC Transit December 17, 2019

Statement on Changes to MTA Access-A-Ride Pilot Program November 12, 2019

Testimony at MTA 9/25 Board Meeting on Access-A-Ride E-Hail Pilot Program September 25, 2019

Statement on the MTA's Draft 2020-2024 Capital Plan September 16, 2019

2019 Pokey and Schleppie Awards July 2019

"Taking Up Space": A student's experience with transit accessibility Trevor Wheeler, Pratt Institute, Spring 2019

Statement on Governor Cuomo's Canarsie Tunnel Rehabilitation Plan January 3, 2019

2018

2018 Top Ten Best and Worst in Transit for NYC December 27, 2018

2018 Pokey and Schleppie Awards July 2018

Transportation and Equity: A Vision for New York State Leadership in 2018 July 2018 (pdf)

Congestion Pricing Coalition Statement on Governor's 30-Day Amendments February 16, 2018

2017

Transportation and Equity: A 2017 Agenda for Candidates July 2017 (pdf)

Statement on Newly Appointed MTA Chair/CEO Joseph Lhota June 22, 2017

In the News
This NYC Bus Route Just Won an Award for Being the Slowest in Town  (Thrillist, August 9, 2022)
Straphangers Campaign names annual Schleppie, Pokey awards for poor bus service in New York City  (ABC News, August 8, 2022)
Slow in the City: Straphangers Campaign reveals the most dawdling, unreliable NYC bus lines  (AM New York, August 8, 2022)
Pokey Awards: This Staten Island bus travels at an average speed of 8 mph  (Staten Island Advance, August 8, 2022)
2022 ‘Pokey and Schleppie' Awards Name M102 Bus Slowest in NYC  (NBC New York, August 8, 2022)
NYPIRG: Brooklyn's B12 bus route was least reliable in NYC  (News 12, New Jersey, August 8, 2022)
Slowest bus route in city awarded a 'golden snail'  (NY1, August 8, 2022)
Pokey awards for NYC’s slowest buses return from pandemic hiatus, featuring a surprise appearance  (Gothamist, August 8, 2022)
Qué tan lentos son los autobuses en la ciudad de Nueva York  (Univision, August 8, 2022)
Transit Advocates to MTA: Queens Bus Redesign Needs Some Key Tweaks  (Streetsblog, June 29, 2022)
City leaders, advocates press for better bus lanes amid expansion  (Gothamist, June 16, 2022)
Students look to revamp city bus service  (Brooklyn Star, April 13, 2022)
CUNY students say NYC’s sluggish buses slow down their studies  (NY Daily News, April 11, 2022)
Transit advocates call on Adams, Hochul to speed up NYC buses  (AM New York, February 28, 2022)
MTA service cuts still on the table even after billions in federal aid   (New York Post, July 21, 2021)
Amid criticism from MTA members, de Blasio pledges ‘aggressive’ Fair Fares outreach   (amNY, July 20, 2021)
MTA Hits Mute on Remote Comments as In-Person Public Committee Meetings Return   (The City, July 19, 2021)
Halfway there: NYC restores discounted ‘Fair Fares’ funding to only half of pre-pandemic level   (amNY, July 14, 2021)
Cash in Question/ ¿Prohibición de efectivo en camino?   (Manhattan Times, July 2, 2021)
MTA gets pushback on cashless booths   (Queens Chronicle, July 1, 2021)
Reports & Features
NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and TransitCenter Release 17th Annual Pokey and Schleppie Awards on Bus Performance
Straphangers Campaign Hosts Bus Lane Painting Party — Celebrate Plans for 20 Miles of New Bus Lanes in 2022
Straphangers Campaign Petition to Transform Transit
Statement on Restoration of 24/7 Subway Service  (May 3, 2021)
Testimony at Joint Legislative Hearing on Impact of COVID-19 on the MTA  (August 25, 2020)
NYPIRG Announces Gene Russianoff Retires  (July 24, 2020)
Statement on Resignation of Andy Byford  (January 23, 2020)
Decade's Top Ten Best and Worst of NYC Transit  (December 17, 2019)
Statement on Changes to MTA Access-A-Ride Pilot Program   (November 12, 2019)
Testimony at MTA 9/25 Board Meeting on Access-A-Ride E-Hail Pilot Program  (September 25, 2019)
Statement on the MTA's Draft 2020-2024 Capital Plan  (September 16, 2019)
2019 Pokey and Schleppie Awards  (July 2019)
"Taking Up Space": A student's experience with transit accessibility  (Trevor Wheeler, Pratt Institute, Spring 2019)
Statement on Governor Cuomo's Canarsie Tunnel Rehabilitation Plan  (January 3, 2019)
2018 Top Ten Best and Worst in Transit for NYC  (December 27, 2018)
2018 Pokey and Schleppie Awards  (July 2018)
Transportation and Equity: A Vision for New York State Leadership in 2018  (July 2018 (pdf))
Congestion Pricing Coalition Statement on Governor's 30-Day Amendments  (February 16, 2018)
Transportation and Equity: A 2017 Agenda for Candidates  (July 2017 (pdf))
Statement on Newly Appointed MTA Chair/CEO Joseph Lhota  (June 22, 2017)