Four Decades of the Straphangers Campaign

Honoring Gene Russianoff and the Campaign's change-making transit advocacy
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Save the date!
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • 6:00 to 8:30 PM
  • The Wooly Public, 9 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007 (in the landmark Woolworth Building)

We look forward to seeing you!

MTA boss rolls out more than $800M plan to revive degrading subway system that targets faulty signals, bad tracks  (Daily News, July 26, 2017)
$800 Million Subway Rescue Plan Adds Cars and Subtracts Seats  (The New York Times, July 25, 2017)
MTA unveils multibillion-dollar plan to save the subways  (NY 1, July 25, 2017)
MTA's fix for overcrowded subways - tear out the seats  (New York Post, July 25, 2017)
MTA releases Joe Lhota's reorganization plan to fix subway  (AM New York, July 25, 2017)
MTA subway riders call for end to endless delays and dysfunction  (WABC Channel 7, July 24, 2017)
City releases its own subway turnaround plan ahead of MTA's  (AM New York, July 24, 2017)
Homeless booted from subways so de Blasio could have 'clean' ride  (New York Post, July 23, 2017)
Here's the transit union's plan to rescue the MTA  (NY1, July 21, 2017)
Banning food won't fix the subway. You know what will? Fixing the subway  (AM New York, July 19, 2017)
Help Fix Transit, Mr. de Blasio, and Be a Hero  (The New York Times, July 13, 2017)
Five Ways the MTA Can Gain the Confidence of Transit Riders  (Streetsblog NYC, July 12 2017)
Mobility = Equality  (Manhattan Times News, July 12, 2017)
Transit advocates serve notice to political candidates  (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 7, 2017)
Here's What NYC Politicians Can Do to Help Fix the Subways  (Village Voice, July 6, 2017)
Public Records Suggest Some MTA Officials Barely Ride The Subway  (Gothamist, July 6, 2017)
Ahead of election, advocates unveil candidate agenda for tackling city's transit issues  (Metro, July 6, 2017)
Fed Up Subway Riders Rally Outside Cuomo's NYC Office to Demand Changes  (NBC Channel 4, June 29, 2017)
MTA will work on overhauling subways during 'summer of hell'  (SI Live, June 29, 2017)
Governor Cuomo the Last Person in NYC to Acknowledge 'State of Emergency' in the Subways  (Village Voice, June 29, 2017)
News Archive
Save the Date: Join Us on November 15, 2017 to Celebrate Four Decades of the Straphangers Campaign
Albany Money Machine 2017
NYPIRG Statement on Gov's NYS Health Insurance Pledge
Release: Interactive Website with Local Water Data Goes Live
Statement on NYS Regulations to Curtail Discriminatory Auto Insurance Rates
NYPIRG and other good government groups call for the NYS Senate to end the practice of diverting stipends for committee chairs to other committee members
Former SEC Commissioner on NY AG's Exxon Investigation
50+ NY Lawyers Support AG Schneiderman's ExxonMobil Investigation
100+ Scientists Release Letter Urging AG to Pursue His ExxonMobil Investigation
New Analysis: State Documents Reveal ExxonMobil Pollution in New York State
Release: 350+ groups gather in support of AG's Big Oil investigation
Emphasizing the Massive Cost of Cuomo's Nuke Bailout to Energy Consumers, Albany Advocates Urge State Legislature to Block His Plan & Take His Own Advice on Indian Point: Close Upstate Nuke Plants Too
NYPIRG Reactions to State of the State Addresses
NYPIRG Statement Regarding the Reported Agreement to Close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
Trouble In Toyland: 2016 Survey Finds Recalled Toys in Online Stores
New study: closing upstate's aging nuclear power plants can reduce NY's greenhouse gases & save ratepayers money. 'Green' power can dramatically increase safety & job creation.
Analysis: Despite Increase in Voter Registration, Turnout Fell Throughout New York State, Dips Uneven Throughout New York City (source: nypirgstudents.org)
Attend The Only Way Is Up: A Citywide Discussion to Boost Voter Turnout in New York on Friday, November 18th in Manhattan.
Analysis: More New Yorkers Are Registering to Vote; Will Voter Turn-out Remain Low? (source: nypirgstudents.org)
Blair Horner discusses Albany politics and the importance of voting on "It's Your System"
Reports & Features Archive