Bus Riders Unite Organize for Transit Equity in East Portland
Transit equity advoacacy campaign for the East Side of Portland, OR
Downtown Columbus Transit Pass Program (aka Downtown C-pass)
SID is pursuing a Transit Pass Program that would offer free (to the user) and unlimited access to transit services to an estimated 43,000 employees in downtown.
The goals of the Transit Pass Program are to increase transit ridership, increase commercial occupancy rates in office buildings, reduce employee turnover, and improve access to jobs.
Organizing support for transit improvements through bus audits
San Francisco Transit Riders granted $20,000 to facilitate getting people on the bus to be active participants and advocates for better transit by creating a Bus Audit. We will work in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency to develop this new approach.
Nolensville Pike Improvements
Bus advocacy project along Nolensville Pike, a transit corridor that is underserved.
Finding Friends for Transit- Charleston, SC 2017
The funding we seek from the Transit Center will be used to build a core of 350 – 500 engaged transit riders – extending our existing cadre of 150 supporters – who can provide a supported leadership layer of transit advocates ready to exert the influence needed to assure that the $600 million in funding obtained in our election victory is used to build a better transit system. This new organized core will connect to thousands of other people and community groups with rapid, useful and motivating information on improving transit and resolving current system problems.
Bus Riders United- Sunday Service Campaign
The goal of Bus Riders United (BRU) is to address transit inequality by organizing bus riders and the community and improve local bus service in Southeastern Massachusetts. We have built a strong community-labor coalition, and most importantly have organized bus riders to successfully restore service in the RTA region that serves two cities, New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts and 8 towns with a total population of 308,614. BRU was instrumental is restoring and then extending night service., bringing back Monday Holiday service, fare restructuring and greater transparency to SRTA through bus rider representation. However, we still do not have Sunday bus service and we have heard loud and clear from bus riders that life doesn’t stop on Sundays.
Three day convening
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) granted a TransitCenter Dispatch Grant of $10,000 to support the two-day convening of three civic organizations with a combined 300 years of experience—San Francisco’s SPUR, New York’s Regional Plan Association (RPA), and Chicagoland’s MPC. Represented by each organization’s leader— Gabriel Metcalf (SPUR), Tom Wright (RPA) and MarySue Barrett (MPC) — plus three senior staff each, these peer organizations will exchange ideas and best practices for promoting sustainable, equitable growth in their respective regions.
From plan to action: Implementing a vision for active transportation in downtown Seattle
Transit and active transportation modes function best when they work together. First/last mile solutions, such as safe and intuitive bike routes between transit hubs and the places people need to go, are an inherent part of maximizing the reach and utility of mass transit infrastructure. Likewise the reach and utility of bicycling as a mode is maximized when paired with transit trips. Therefore, Cascade Bicycle Club (Cascade) sees bicycle and transit networks as interconnected and mutually beneficial. Because Cascade recognizes that an urban infrastructure needs both transit and active transportation to get people where they want to go, Cascade’s Policy team’s goal is to make transit and biking work hand-in-hand.
Education Transporation Access and Equality
Together Colorado is collaborating with students, families, Denver Public Schools, the City and County of Denver, the Donnell Kay Foundation and others to design a student transportation plan which will allow the school district’s high school students to access the same low cost transportation passes offered to Colorado businesses and municipalities. With the implementation of a successful student pass model, Together Colorado anticipates other school districts and municipalities adopting a similar program and thus improving transportation use and access across the state.