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Friday, February 27, 2015

This morning the Long Island Bus Riders' Union was joined by Tri-State Transportation CampaignVision Long IslandNassau Inter-County Express and other transportation advocates in a call for New York State to increase it's contribution to non-MTA transit systems all across the state, especially on Long Island. Due to rising operations costs, pensions and healthcare Long Island buses cannot survive at the current state funding levels, we NEED more funding! A big "thank you" to everyone who came out today!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New Yorkers for Active Transportation Lobby Day!

Today, February 3rd, the LI Bus Riders' Union traveled to Albany to advocate for additional funds for Suffolk County! We were urging New York Senators to increase the State's contribution by $10 million; money that would go towards more Sunday and evening services.

In 2013 the state provided an additional $2 million towards the expansion of Sunday service for the first time in Suffolk County. This expansion was a HUGE success and was monumental for non-drivers who were home bound before; so, to demonstrate the impact we gave each Senator a copy of our SCT Sunday Service report. The report consisted of testimonies from bus riders, business owners, elected officials and community groups who have been affected or seen the effects of the new service. Click here for the report!

LIBRU members Richard, Yuki, Kimberly, Aaron and Allison with Senator Venditto's Chief of Staff, District 8
Organizer Aaron with Senator Jack Martins, District 7
LIBRU members speaking with Senator Thomas Croci, District 3
LIBRU members and Nadine Lemmon, Tri-State Transportation Campaign 
Senator Gustavo Rivera, District 33, Aaron and Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director of Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Richard and Allison
Richard and Christopher, New York League of Conservation Voters  
The BRU after a hard day of lobbying