Thank you for contacting the Straphangers Campaign. We are glad to hear that you are interested in establishing a local advocacy group for transit riders.
Much of the success that the Straphangers Campaign has experienced is a result of our reports and research. We have established ourselves as an authority on mass transit thanks to this research and that has given us the credibility to influence change.
While I don't have the specifics on your goals and resources, you may want to consider some research of your own. Perhaps you could conduct a public opinion poll on the shuttle service or come up with stats on daily service. This may be a good place to start.
For information on how the Straphangers Campaign got started, check out the "About Us" link on our website at www.straphangers.org. We would also be happy to send you some of our reports. You may find them useful in conducting your own research in the future.
If you have more specific questions that we could help you with, please don't hesitate to contact me. Good luck!
Field Organizer, NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign
9 Murray Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 349 6460 Fax: (212) 349 1366