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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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Think Outside the Box When It Comes to Mobility and Your Labor Day Weekend

Aug. 29, 2019

Voices for Public Transit is taking a virtual Tourism Transit Trek this Labor Day to highlight great ways to use public transportation as you travel the nation. Many travelers limit themselves to one type of mobility option when they travel! However, many cities provide multiple modes of transportation that can enhance anyone’s Labor Day as […]

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Come On Our Summer Transit Trek!

Aug. 1, 2019

Millions of Americans are hitting the road this summer, and many are turning to public transportation to get them around these destinations. Join us as we embark on a Tourism Transit Trek across the nation! You can follow along and share how you use transit when you travel by joining the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Embracing Multi-Modal […]

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We Did It!

Jun. 16, 2019

1,000+ Petition Signers 3,700+ Emails to Congress 126,600+ Reached on Social Media You made #GetOnBoard Day a success. Nationwide Action for Inaugural Get on Board Day Americans across the nation raised their voices on April 25 during the first-ever National Get On Board Day. People gathered in city squares for rallies, shared their support for #publictransit […]

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Our Nation Needs To Get On Board

Apr. 22, 2019

We’re coming to the climax of the public transit story: When you get right down to it, building out public transportation is a matter of national importance. Public transit matters to individuals and communities. It must also matter to the nation if we are to achieve the kind of mobility people want and need in the […]

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