Streetfilms: Signing On to Save Transit

Last week we saw citizens of Minneapolis explain the many ways they rely on transit service to conduct their daily business. Streetfilms’ Robin Urban Smith captured New Yorkers doing the same, as Transportation Alternatives collected letters to state lawmakers from Queens residents who oppose possible MTA fare hikes and service cuts.

If you haven’t yet contacted your state reps to encourage them to enact the recommendations of the Ravitch Commission, including tolls on East and Harlem River bridges, there’s still time. Constituents of opposed or undecided Senators Kevin Parker, John Sampson and Carl Kruger of Brooklyn; Ruben Diaz Sr., Pedro Espada Jr., and Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the Bronx; and Toby Stavisky, George Onorato and Malcolm Smith of Queens are especially encouraged to write or call.

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A reader forwards this email from Assembly member Jim Brennan’s office, apparently sent in response to the "Keep New York Moving" petition in support of an MTA rescue plan: Thank you for your email regarding the MTA. the Ravitch Commission has identified that that the MTA faces a combined capital budget and operating deficit shortfall […]

Speak Up for a Safer, More Accessible East Side Tonight

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Tonight’s CB 6 transportation committee meeting is an especially important one, with East Side bike-share, cross-town bike lanes and 34th Street Select Bus Service all on the agenda. It’s an opportunity to show support for a variety of livable streets initiatives at once. As always, the more voices supporting safer streets and effective transit, the […]

Streetfilms: Straphangers Tell Albany to Save Transit

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Wednesday was Lobby Day in Albany, and among those descending upon the capitol was a busload of New York City transit riders, organized by the Campaign for New York’s Future, who support East and Harlem River bridge tolls as part of the MTA rescue plan. Before the day was out, the group of some 50 […]

This Week: Vote! And Buy a Ticket to Our 10-Year Benefit

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Only one day to go until this never-ending campaign season wraps up. If you want a short distraction from election jitters or you need a mental break from calling swing state voters, tickets are on sale for our 10-year benefit, one week from today. Buy a seat to support a great cause and give yourself a brief reprieve from constantly refreshing […]