Every public transit trip meets a need or provides an opportunity—and creates ripple effects that benefit everyone, even if they don’t ride.
Public transit creates jobs, supports small businesses, and brings communities together. It reduces traffic and connects people to jobs and education. It cuts pollution and conserves energy.
But it can’t do any of that if we don’t support continued public investment at federal, state, and local levels.
Explore the key topics below to understand what’s at stake and why we all need to be Voices for Public Transit.
The INVEST in America Act is a five-year transportation bill that includes robust funding to fix and upgrade public transit systems, improve safety for all forms of travel, and implement public transportation projects driven by local leaders.LEARN MORE
Public transit is an important contributor to our economy. Every $1 invested in public transit generates up to $5 in economic returns.READ MORE
Simply put, public transportation is better for the environment. It reduces traffic congestion and air pollution and helps community-wide energy use.LEARN MORE