Friday, November 28, 2014

November Digest: VOICES for PUBLIC TRANSIT


Happy Thanksgiving from Voices for Public Transit

First, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has joined our movement to win better public transportation for America. In the months ahead, our community will be working hard to motivate our new Congress to make a long-term commitment to public transportation. If we succeed, we'll have even more to be thankful for!

As part of our Thanksgiving celebration, we just published a new blog, "Top 10 Reasons We're Thankful for Public Transportation." We encourage you to read it and share why you're thankful for public transportation on the Voices for Public Transit website or by commenting on the Public Transportation Facebook page.

Highlights from the Voices for Public Transit Blog

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Public Transportation in the 2014 Election— Across the nation, more than two-thirds of public transportation ballot measures were approved by voters. Read more >>

#InvestNow: The Economic Benefits of Investing in Public Transportation—Public transportation spurs economic growth, creates jobs, and helps household budgets.

International Models for Public Transportation: Curitiba, Brazil, Bus Rapid Transit—The first bus rapid transit system (BRT) in the world, Curitiba's RIT serves the majority of the city's population, reduces air pollution, and improves the quality of life.

Take Our Community Poll

We want to hear from you! What do you most value about public transportation? And how do you think public transportation should be improved? Please take our short two-question survey and let us know your views.

Have You Seen Our Video? Have You Shared It?

Last month, Voices for Public Transit released a short video, "Why Should You Be a Voice for Public Transit?" You can help us spread the word about the need for expanding American public transportation by sharing our video on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.

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