straphanger

(redirected from straphangers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

straphanger

n. a subway passenger; bus passenger; commuter. I didn’t think I could get used to being a straphanger.
References in periodicals archive ?
Subway and bus fares," said the Straphangers Campaign in a recent testimony (Contino 2014), "have gone up four times in the past six years.
She started out as a contentious board member, but I think one of the key attributes of a board member is being there," the New York Post quoted Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign as saying.
The camera peers up from the subway floor as the train subjects Gehr and his fellow straphangers to its own rhythmic rocking.
Big Apple visitors and New York straphangers on the go can stay productive, update their status and surf online while avoiding data overage charges and network congestion via Boingo's Wi-Fi networks from June 25 through September 7, 2012.
Despite some riders' fears of catching cold or flu from fellow straphangers, viruses were rare - they made up.
5 percent more straphangers on New York City subways in April and May.
Nevertheless, while more straphangers may be reading content on their iPads and other tablets, they're not necessarily paying for it.
A campaign to get New York City subway riders to show some courtesy and step aside for fellow straphangers trying to get off the train has so far been greeted by a collective ``Fuhgeddaboudit
SL Green's managing director Robert Schiffer said, "We are proud to have broad stakeholder support from important city advocacy groups like MAS, NYP1RG Straphangers, 32BJ, ABNY, the Grand Central Partnership and REBNY.
With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, the BRT for NYC Steering Committee includes the Association for a Better New York, Pratt Center for Community Development, Riders Alliance, Straphangers Campaign, Transportation Alternatives, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, TWU Local 100, and Working Families Party.
Unfortunately for the little straphangers, they are sometimes scraped off as their mother makes her way through the brush.
The Inn's Straphangers for Southampton plan includes free pickup at the Long Island Railroad station and free shuttle to and from the beach throughout the day.
NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning May 12, New York City straphangers who board the Number 7 train will step into an immersive scene from Seinfeld's favorite diner when Sony Pictures Television, in conjunction with media partner CBS Outdoor, implements the first-ever total train takeover in the MTA's history.
The result is a win-win for pedestrians, motorists and straphangers alike--a more pedestrian-friendly, less congested, and ultimately a safer place to travel.