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5 Ways To Celebrate Public Transit

Dec. 17, 2019

This holiday season, we encourage you to make public transportation part of your celebration! All year long, public transit helps millions of Americans get where they want to go. To work and school. To gatherings of family and friends. To doctor’s appointments, shopping, sports events, and more. Public transit helps our communities and nation as well. It supports job creation, economic growth, environmental protection, and so much more. So, let’s make transit part of our celebration.

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A Thanksgiving “Thank You” For Public Transit

Nov. 27, 2019

On Thanksgiving, Americans around the country give thanks—for their health and happiness, for their families and loved ones, for their communities and nation. Today, Voices for Public Transit wants to offer two very big Thank You’s. We want to first thank every member of our nationwide community of public transit advocates. Your committed voices are […]

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Flash Poll Results: We’re Committed to Solving Problems with Transit

Nov. 21, 2019

Last month for Halloween, we polled Voices for Public Transit advocates to ask, “What’s the scariest problem transit can help address in your area?” We also asked you to rank the importance of increased funding for public transportation, relative to other issues. Here are the results… We’re Committed to Expanding the Benefits of Public Transportation […]

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Thank You! Advocacy Helps Protect Transit Funding

Nov. 13, 2019

We have great news! On October 31, the U.S. Senate passed the Jones-McSally Amendment to prevent a $1.2 billion cut to fiscal year 2020 funding for public transportation. Thanks to your efforts to contact your Senators, this legislation passed by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 82-11. Advocacy Helps Win the Day If the Senate had […]

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The Community Spirit of Public Transit

Oct. 24, 2019

Throughout October, we’ve been imagining how scary our world would be without public transit. We’ve imagined a future with more polluted air and more clogged roads. Today, we envision something even more frightening—the decay of community spirit itself. Riding Together When we stand up to support investment in public transportation, we have facts and figures on […]

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Public Transit Fights the Specter of Traffic

Oct. 22, 2019

Traffic congestion can be downright terrifying—not just around Halloween, but all year long. And if we lived in a world without public transportation, the scourge of traffic would be even worse. Traffic’s Economic Toll Even if you don’t ride transit, you benefit because it helps control traffic by lowering the number of cars on the […]

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Innovation, Technology, and Mobility

Oct. 14, 2019

For Riders: Mobility in Your Hand Multi-modal Transportation Flexibility Information technologies now connect people with multiple modes of transportation through their smartphones and tablets. Millions of Americans combine multiple modes of transportation in a single trip, like using rideshare to go the last mile home from the light rail station, biking in to work and […]

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Clearing the Air with Public Transit

Oct. 10, 2019

It’s October—Halloween season!—so here’s a scary vision: America with no public transportation. It would be a lot harder—if not impossible—for millions of people to get around. Harder to get to work. Harder to get to school. Harder to get to the doctor. Harder to meet up with friends and family. Follow our blog and social […]

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Late-shift workers Depend on Public Transit

Sep. 19, 2019

Every night, millions of Americans work the late shift. Nurses, doctors, and staff are on hand at hospitals through all hours. Cooks and waiters serve up warm meals at 24-hour restaurants. Road workers lay new pavement when the streets are quiet. 911 call center staff take emergency calls and mobilize responders. Hotel concierges greet guests […]

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Public Transit and Education Transform Communities

Sep. 11, 2019

Each one of the more than 20 million Americans in college and trade programs this fall are changing their lives through new knowledge, skills, and experiences. Changed lives means transformed communities. Public transit is a big part of making that transformation possible. Students from Dallas to Champaign or Knoxville to Seattle and thousands of other communities across the country enjoy affordable, safe, and reliable access […]

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