Who We Are
Rick has been a public transit advocate since commuting from Rockaway to midtown Manhattan in the 1980s. He led a successful effort to improve A Train and shuttle service in the mid ‘90s. In 2015 Rick founded QueensRail Corporation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit to advocate for reactivating the Rockaway Beach Branch.
Other philanthropic activities include serving as a founding officer and board member of the Graybeards LLC, a local community service organization from 2001 to 2016. He also served on the board of the Rockaway Civic Association from 2006 to 2014. In 2008 Rick founded the not-for-profit, Gateway Bike & Boathouse, a free public kayaking programs that has gotten thousands of people on the water from its two locations on Jamaica Bay, where he continues to volunteer and serve as president.
Professionally, Rick is an executive recruiter in the energy industry. Prior to that he worked in the mobile computing industry.
Rick earned an MBA from Regis University in Denver, CO and a BS from Empire State College, Old Westbury, NY (SUNY).
Chief Design Officer
Hailing from Albany by way of Boston, Lynch is a ’09 CUNY Hunter Alum with a BA in Geography. Lynch moved to New York in 2005. For over 15 years he has run the blog vanshnookenraggen where he uses photography and cartography to explore the urban condition.
Lynch taught himself web design and cartography as a way to illustrate his research into cities and urban transportation. Through this Lynch created the well known futureMBTA and futureNYCSubway series looking at past and future plans for expanding mass transit in Boston and New York, respectfully.