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Voices for Public Transit Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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 […]

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Public Transit Protects Our Planet

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 […]

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Public Transit’s Role in Driving Equity in America Forward

Feb. 4, 2022

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.

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Looking Back at 2021—and Ahead to 2022

Jan. 25, 2022

Voices for Public Transit notched some major policy and legislative victories last year in our continued fight to fund and grow public transportation in communities nationwide.

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5 Things to Know about Long-term Funding for Public Transit

Apr. 9, 2021

Congress deserves a big thank you for supporting essential services—including public transportation—in the American Rescue Plan Act. Emergency funding has been provided several times in the last year, but this funding is focused on keeping our transit systems running throughout the pandemic and isn’t part of a long-term solution.

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Opportunities and Challenges for Public Transit in 2021

Dec. 30, 2020

Big changes are just weeks away in Washington. The new Congress convenes on January 3, this election cycle will wind down after the Georgia Senate runoffs on January 5, and President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take office on January 20. Under a new presidential administration and Congress, there is an opportunity for elected officials from both sides of the aisle to unite and support public transit.

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Congress Should Pass the INVEST in America Act 5-Year Proposal Includes Investments in Public Transit for Pandemic Recovery

Jun. 16, 2020

Public transportation showed its strength at the height of the COVID-19 crisis—and it will play a fundamental role in our nation’s recovery. Public transit systems have continued to operate as essential services, enabling pandemic-critical healthcare, public safety, utility, pharmacy, and grocery workers to reach their jobs and help our communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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At-Home Activities to Share With Your Kids

Apr. 20, 2020

We know millions of families across the country are staying home and staying safe. Thank you for doing your part! It’s a challenging time, but it’s great so many kids are still learning online and through various home-based learning activities. Voices for Public Transit wants to pitch in by offering a few home-school activities that […]

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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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