May. 16, 2022
Voices for Public Transit Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. First established as Pacific/Asian American Heritage Week by an act of Congress in 1978, the weeklong recognition of the cultural and historical contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans was extended to […]
Apr. 22, 2022
Public Transit Protects Our Planet Voices for Public Transit is highlighting the positive impact public transportation has on our environment and the role it plays in eliminating greenhouse gas emissions to help improve our air quality and combat climate change. Improving Air Quality Transportation produces roughly a quarter of the total greenhouse […]
Powering Stronger Local Economies, More Vibrant Communities with Public Transit Public transit is an investment in stronger local economies that ultimately help support more vibrant, diverse, and connected communities. Why is public transit such a game-changer for local businesses, workers, and economies across the country? Because it expands access—for both workers and customers—while driving increased […]
Women have played a critical role in the history of transportation and public transit in our country, from shaping national policy to leading local public transit agencies. For International Women’s Day, Voices for Public Transit is paying tribute to some of the many distinguished women who have shaped the course of transportation and public transit history.
Voices for Public Transit is still celebrating last year’s passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). It is a critical step forward for public transportation across the nation.
February 4 is Transit Equity Day—a day to honor civil rights icon Rosa Parks and reflect on the value of public transportation in advancing racial and social equality, access to opportunity, and civic participation. Commemorating the late civil rights leader’s birthday, Transit Equity Day is a powerful time to look back on the legacy of Rosa Parks—and at the role public transit plays in advancing equity today.
In a major victory for public transportation, the United States House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (BID) on November 5th, which the Senate passed earlier this summer. The bill was signed into law by President Biden on Monday afternoon.