Press Release

Transit Tax Hike Tops Tough Year For Transit Riders

December 23, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

The millions of New Yorkers who depend on public transit every day are getting a tax hike from Washington this holiday season as Congress reduced the amount of income eligible for tax exception in com


MTA Should Work With Albany To Find New Funding Sources

December 21, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

At the MTA's Board meeting this morning in Lower Manhattan, Transportation Alternatives Executive Paul Steely White testified on the the need for a capital plan that is not funded by debt service, b


Poll Reveals Strong Support For Safer Streets And More Transportation Choices

December 13, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

A new poll released today by research firm Penn Schoen Berland and Transportation Alternatives found widespread support among proven voters in New York City for an NYPD crackdown on dangerous driving


Changes To Payroll Tax Shortchange Transit Riders

December 7, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Governor Cuomo's revised payroll tax plan puts the region's subway and bus riders in a perilous position.


Transportation Alternatives’ Survey Finds that Riders Support Weeknight Subway Shutdowns

December 6, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Last week, Transportation Alternatives' Rider Rebellion surveyed subway and bus riders on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's pilot program of shutting down one line at a time overnight du


Transportation Alternatives Delivers More Than 2,650 Letters To Commissioner Ray Kelly Demanding Enforcement Of Traffic Laws, Announces Investigation Of NYPD

November 30, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Today, Transportation Alternatives announced the launch of an investigation into the New York City Police Department's traffic crash investigation practices.


Support Local Businesses Promoting Bicycling In New York City

November 23, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

When there is nothing left of Thanksgiving but the left-overs, America turns its focus on the next national holiday -- Black Friday.


Lack of Enforcement Puts Brooklynites in Harm’s Way

November 23, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Last month, members of Transportation Alternatives' Brooklyn Volunteer Committee spent eight hours monitoring traffic on Jay Street, between Willoughby and Johnston streets.


Experts Discuss How Complete Streets Make Us Happy (and Healthy)

November 17, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Yesterday, Transportation Alternatives convened "Concrete State of Mind: How Great Streets Can Make Us Healthier and Happier," a panel discussion at New York University's Robert F.


Transportation Alternatives Mourns The Loss Of A Respected Ally

November 16, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Pat Dolan, President of the Queens Civic Congress and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy, was killed by a driver last night while crossing Hillside Avenue in Queens.