The New York State Transportation Equity Alliance (NYSTEA) is a coalition of over 85 groups across New York State working to reform federal and state transportation policy.

NYSTEA is coordinated by Empire State Future, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and WE ACT combining regional land use planning, environmental justice and transportation policy experience.

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What do we want?
Transportation affects us all, but some New Yorkers are disproportionately more burdened by the inadequacies of our transportation system; particularly low-income residents, communities of color, the disabled, the elderly, and children. NYSTEA is working for fair transportation , and all other riders of transportation, across New York State’s urban, suburban, and rural places.

What is Transportation Equity?
Equitable transportation is people-centered, protects our health and communities, prioritizes sustainability, gives everyone a voice in the planning process and is the underpinning of a vibrant economy.

Why do we need Transportation Equity?
Transportation determines how we get to the places where we live, work and play. Unfortunately, the transportation system in New York is flawed due to imbalanced funding that favors cars over other modes of transportation. As a result, residents across the state are facing transit service cuts, increased travel costs, negative health impacts, environmental degradation, reduced access to jobs and risks linked to climate change.

Who can help transform NY’s transportation system?
We can. Building an equitable transportation system requires a diverse array of voices that represents communities from all corners of NY State. It will take a broad coalition of organizations from upstate and downstate including labor, civic, faith-based, environmental, community based, environmental and social justice, planners, business, public health and elected officials to ensure that all New Yorkers are represented in the upcoming federal transportation legislation.

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The NYSTEA steering committee hopes to expand its message of transportation equity and environmental justice across New York State. We have already meet with local organizations in New York City, Long Island, Albany and Rochester. To build a true state-wide campaign we want to partner with local groups and help strengthen partnerships and working relationships.
Please reach out to if you would like to help organize a meeting in your community.

The NYSTEA Steering Committee
Empire State Future
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Alliance Members
Abyssinian Development Corporation
Action Toward Independence 
Adirondack Council
Albany Bicycle Coalition 
Arbor Hill Environmental Justice
ARISE, Center for Independent Living 
Asthma Free School Zone
ATU Local 726 
ATU Local 1321 
ATU Local 923
Bedford Audubon Society 
Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester & Putnam 
BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, Apollo Alliance Project 
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative 
Capital Region Transit Advocates
Center for Disability Rights 
The Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York 
Center for Working Families 
Citizen Action of New York 
Citizens for Regional Transit 
Clean Air Coalition of Western New York 
Clean New York 
Coalition for Economic Justice 
Community Voices Heard
Community League of the Heights 
East Coast Greenway Alliance 
El Puente 
Empire State Future 
Environmental Advocates of New York 
Environmental Justice Action Group of Western New York
For A Better Bronx 
Fifth Avenue Committee
FXFOWLE Architects 
Good Jobs New York 
Healthy Community Alliance 
Highbridge Community Life Center 
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater 
League of Woman Voters of New York State 
Long Island Progressive Coalition 
Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign 
Metro Justice of Rochester 
The Morningside Heights/West Harlem Sanitation Coalition
Mothers on the Move 
Neighborhood Network 
Neighbors Allied for Good Growth 
NeighborWorks Rochester, Healthy Blocks Initiative
The New York Academy of Medicine 
New York Bicycling Coalition 
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance 
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest 
New York League Of Conservation Voters 
New York Public Interest Research Group, Straphangers Campaign 
Niagara Heritage Partnership 
North Shore Waterfront Conservancy of Staten Island 
Nos Quedamos 
Parks and Trails New York 
The Partnership for Onondaga Creek 
Partnership for the Public Good
Pratt Center for Community Development 
PUSH Buffalo 
Public Health Solutions 
Resources for Children with Special Needs
Reconnect Rochester
RightRides For Women’s Safety 
Scenic Hudson 
Self-Advocacy Association of New York State 
Sierra Club New York City Group
SUN Action!: Syracuse United Neighbors
Sustainable Flatbush 
Sustainable Hudson Valley 
Sustainable Long Island 
Sustainable South Bronx 
THE POINT Community Development Corporation 
Transportation Alternatives 
Tri-State Transportation Campaign 
TWU Local 100 
Urban Agenda
Urban Design Lab, Earth Institute at Columbia University 
Vision Long Island 
West Harlem Group Assistance 
WE ACT for Environmental Justice 
Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice 

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NYSTEA Contact:

1854 Amsterdam Avenue (at 152nd Street), 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10031
Phone: (212) 961-1000
Fax: (212) 961-1015