Transit is in crisis.
All across the country, hundreds of transit agencies are in dire budgetary straits: they're cutting back on services, laying off workers, and hiking fares.
Donna from Ohio recently shared her struggles with us:
"I am a 50-year-old woman with a disability and have been dependent upon others for transportation my entire life. The inception of public transit in my small, partly rural, partly suburban county gave me the ability to work and live independently... Now, with services cut in the evenings and no service on the weekend, I have become a prisoner in my own home."
Donna's situation is hardly unique, unfortunately. Transit is facing a national crisis and it requires a national solution.
Send Congress our transit funding crisis map - which captures the national scope of this crisis - and tell them: act NOW to save transit.
Deepening fiscal crises across the country are forcing transit agencies to make tough decisions. They're cutting back on vital services, hiking fares in the midst of a recession, and laying off thousands of workers. The public depends on these transportation options to get to work, school, and the doctor.
Public transportation ridership has been growing three times faster than the US population to reach record highs. Public transit is a driving force in our economy, and cutting it now is the wrong response to a fiscal crisis: Cutting transportation in a recession is like closing hospitals during a plague.
We need to show our lawmakers that this is a nationwide emergency.
Send a message today - including our transit funding crisis map - calling on Congress to save transit!
I know you care about public transportation - and chances are that you either use it whenever you can, rely on it to limit congestion and improve air quality, or even depend on it daily, just like Donna. Please join our campaign to save transit by taking action today.
Transportation for America