I believe if you sign up online, AMA may have a free stranded motorist service now too, that may extend to all the member's vehicles? Can't remember, and too lazy to go to their web site.
We sure need somebody in our corner to try and knock back the oddball laws & bills that get introduced. It seems a few of our elected officials love to spend time on graba-- issues, like putting outriggers on motorcycles, and then ignore what is important, like - an economy swirling the bowl. (Remember when we actually used to do things in this country, like build hydro power plants , highways & schools to put people to work? Can't do that now - somebody might get mad or fall down & get hurt.)
AMA's getting us access to the diamond / commuter lanes was worth whatever I've paid them, even if I rarely use that type of lane. It's good for all of us, and probably wouldn't have happened without them. When in diamond lane country however, I ride it just because --- I can.
To the best of my understanding, NYC is the last and only commuter lane problem area for motorcycles. NYC is its own country when it comes to traffic laws anyway. All other states and cities are apparently now on board.
Now, I'm off in a snow storm to fix a diesel fuel dispenser pump with no canopy, that's broken due to driver abuse. (whine, moan, bi---)