Lawmakers passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—including $25 billion in emergency funding for public transportation—late Friday afternoon, March 27. President Trump signed the bill into law just a few hours later. This urgently needed legislation—passed with a strong bipartisan vote—provides broad economic relief to Americans and supports critical industries, including public […]
Mar. 10, 2020
Our major advocacy goal—winning increased public investment in public transportation—will be accomplished through small, steady steps that together lead to big wins like the 2015 FAST Act. These steps are absolutely critical—even if by themselves they may not look like much! As your last Voices for Public Transit resolution for 2020, please commit to taking […]
Feb. 4, 2020
2020 Resolutions to Support Public Transit Resolve to Recruit Five Friends to Participate in Voices for Public Transit We’re kicking off 2020 by encouraging public transit supporters to make resolutions that will expand support for public transportation funding in our nation’s capital and in our local communities—and everywhere in between. At the start of this […]
The President’s State of the Union (SOTU) address and the accompanying Democratic response will take place on Tuesday, February 4. Both addresses will be made with an eye toward the November elections, and you can expect to hear about many hot-button issues. We hope to hear renewed commitments to support American transportation and infrastructure, but public transit connects to many other issues high in the public consciousness right now.
Jan. 10, 2020
Make Your 2020 Public Transit Advocacy Resolutions Resolve to Participate in Your Primaries or Caucuses The new decade is here! Our nation and communities face many challenges—and public transportation must be part of the solution. Expanding public transit can help grow our economy, create jobs, fight air pollution, and strengthen our communities. But to win increased funding for public transportation, we must raise our voices, increase our advocacy clout, and make our wishes and aspirations clear.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]