Andrew Albert has been a member of the New York City Transit Riders Council (NYCTRC) since 1986 and has served as its chairman since 1988.
The Council has been a partner with MTA New York City Transit in the design of new bus signs, new subway cars, system maps, diversion routings, and stations being rehabilitated.
Mr. Albert was recently appointed as Chair of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee.
Long interested in public transportation, Mr. Albert has detailed knowledge of the New York City transportation network, including subways and buses, commuter rail lines, and PATH, as well as several foreign systems. He has served since 2002 as vice-chair of the Rail Users' Network, an advocacy group dedicated to transit, commuter, and long-distance rail users.
Mr. Albert is co-chairman of the transportation committee of New York City Community Board 7 and was a member of the 42nd Street Transitway Advisory Committee, which planned a possible light rail system along 42nd Street.
Mr. Albert is executive director of the West Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, a civic membership organization that serves Manhattan’s West Side. The Chamber sponsors two of the largest street festivals in New York City, the Columbus Avenue Festival in of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District, which covers the area from Columbus Circle to Lincoln Center.
Mr. Albert graduated from American University in 1971. He lives on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.