New York City Transit Riders Council

Thursday, July 27
12:00-2:00pm
New York City Transit Riders Council Meeting.
MTA Headquarters
347 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor Conference Room
Manhattan
212-878-7087

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This Week: Greenpoint Transpo Forum, Riders Alliance Launch

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If you live, work or play in Greenpoint, you won’t want to miss tonight’s transportation and traffic safety town hall, hosted by City Council Member Steve Levin. Other electeds will be on hand, including Assembly Member Joe Lentol, State Senators Dan Squadron and Martin Dilan and Congress Member Carolyn Maloney. They’ll be discussing everything from […]

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A City Council bill from Dan Garodnick could save a lot of transit riders a nice chunk of change. Federal law lets commuters spend up to $130 in tax-free income a month on transit fares. For a New Yorker earning an average wage, buying a monthly MetroCard with pre-tax dollars adds up to $443 in […]

Today’s Headlines

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City to Double the Number of Cameras at Traffic Lights (NYT) Taxi Commission Mulls Fare Increase (Gothamist) Port Authority outlines $39.5M of projects (Crain’s) City Council Vetos Mayor Mike to Keep Gas Cheap (Post) Arctic Sea Ice Shrinking Rapidly (Sierra Compass) Transit Riders – More For Work, Fewer For Fun (Gotham Gazette) Restoring Staten Island’s […]