Press Release

Fate Of 8 Million Transit Riders In Cuomo’s Hands, Regardless Of Who’s The MTA Chair

October 13, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Today, Transportation Alternatives named Governor Andrew Cuomo as the head of the MTA. This announcement comes a week before the tenure of Jay Walder, current MTA Chair, ends.


Barely Utilized Law Shows NYPD Needs To Crack Down On Dangerous Driving

October 13, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the enactment of Hayley and Diego's Law.


“CrashStat” Empowers New Yorkers To Advocate For Traffic Enforcement

October 12, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Today, Transportation Alternatives launched CrashStat.org, an interactive map of motorist crashes with pedestrians and bicyclists in New York City.


Greenway Completion Will Open Up Waterfront Access to East Side Communities

October 5, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Today, Mayor Bloomberg approved a land swap agreement that will allow the completion of the East River Greenway.


Senator Squadron And MTA Work Together To Increase L Train Service

October 4, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

In response to increasing ridership and requests by New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, the Metropolitan Transit Authority announced yesterday that it will increase service on the overcrowded L Tr


Governor Makes A Turn For Safer Streets

September 30, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Two days after the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles stopped requiring drivers to take a vision test when renewing their licenses, Governor Cuomo has hit the brakes on the new policy.


Misguided Decision Threatens Everyone’s Safety

September 27, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles announced yesterday as part of a streamlining effort that they will no longer require drivers renewing their licenses to take a vision test.


Letter To City Hall Lauds Bike Lanes And Other Street Safety Improvements

September 22, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

The New York Chapter of the American Association of Family Physicians joined Transportation Alternatives to release a letter today, signed by 140 medical professionals, in support of New York City's


System Will Make Bicycling An Affordable And Convenient Option

September 14, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

The New York City Department of Transportation announced the selection of Alta Bicycle Share as the provider of New York City's public bike share system, set to roll out in the spring of 2012.


More Evidence That Public Transit Needs New Revenue

September 8, 2011
Michael Murphy 646-873-6008

Today, Fitch Ratings downgraded the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's transportation revenue variable rate bonds from 'A+' to 'A.' The downgrade comes from concern about increased debt