transit funding

Victory!! $30 Billion to #SaveTransit!

Transit was in crisis Transit agencies nationwide were devastated by COVID-19 and related stay-at-home orders. Ridership plummeted while expenses jumped. Yet nurses, grocery clerks, and other essential workers have depended on the bus throughout – and we all depend on people who depend on transit! Essential emergency funding now signed into law On March 11, …

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Tuesday March 2nd – Action Day to #SaveTransit!

Today, Tuesday, March 2nd, TRU is calling all our members to speak out and help #SaveTransit! Congress will soon be voting on the federal COVID-19 Relief Bill, which currently includes $30 billion dollars for federal transit funding. If passed, these funds would be critical to keeping transit agencies operating into the coming years, despite massive …

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Big promises on transit from President-Elect Biden

Public transit advocates have good reason to be optimistic about how public transit will fare under President-Elect Joe Biden. While getting legislation through the Senate will be challenging, he has bold goals for improving transit. President-Elect Biden’s Big Commitments In the transition team’s newly published Build Back Better website, Biden commits to: “Provide every American …

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Transit Investments Win Nationwide!

While regional transit funding was not on our metro Detroit ballots, communities all across the country voted on related investments – and they overwhelmingly passed! We cheer the gains for transit and addressing climate change as measures were approved across the country in Austin, San Antonio, Seattle, Missoula, Denver, and in California’s San Francisco’s Bay …

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