About Us

NeXT Stop is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing public transportation for the needy. We realized New York City MetroCard values were often unused (over $50 million annually!) and saw an opportunity to channel that waste to a good cause. We donate MetroCards to our distribution partners who serve low-income individuals seeking opportunity but struggling to get to their ‘next stop’ in life, such as a job interview or medial appointment. Our diverse partnerships support a range of under-served groups, including adults with mental illness, senior citizens, women who suffered abuse and in legal battles, homelessness, and LGBT youth. Our goal is to help people become self-sufficient.

Transportation is a key ingredient to financial stability yet is overlooked in the realms of welfare programs and NGOs that focus on other vital resources, like food, shelter, education and healthcare. We aim to create a national movement devoted to recognizing public transportation as a tool to close the inequality gap.

Allison Swihart

Allison graduated from the University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude with a degree in Political Science and Psychology. After many years working in quantitative finance at D. E. Shaw and Tower Research Capital, Allison now manages client facing operations at SevenFifty Technologies, a technology platform for the wholesale wine and spirits industry. Allison is dedicated to helping achieve the goal of making transportation costs less burdensome to New Yorkers in times of need and is thrilled to join NeXT Stop in its mission. She lives in Washington Heights with her husband and two small children.

Zachary DuBow- Founder

Zach grew up in Long Island and graduated NYU in 2012 with a degree in Economics. He is currently a consultant at Capgemini. He realized unused MetroCards were an opportunity to improve the lives of his fellow New Yorkers.

Samantha Molozanov  – Co Founder

Sam grew up in New Jersey and is currently a senior at NYU. She is majoring in Economics and minoring in Business Studies. She is passionate about public health and joined NeXT Stop because she believes that by correcting this inefficiency within the transportation arena, low-income New Yorkers will have a greater opportunity to succeed and to establish physical and financial health and stability.