Join the Movement

Members of Voices for Public Transit know public transportation benefits everyone. We’re keeping it moving.

Join the Movement

Members of Voices for Public Transit know public transportation benefits everyone. We’re keeping it moving.

Make A Difference

Becoming an Advocate

Public Transportation Can Bring a Brighter Future to All of Us.

There are many ways you can help build support for America to invest in public transportation. Learn more and get started today.

Becoming an Advocate
Becoming an Advocate

Voices for Transit is about working together to affect real change. Turn your support for public transportation into effective advocacy by communicating with people. You can urge those who rely on public transportation — friends, neighbors, co-workers, local businesses - to get involved. And you can urge those who shape the debate and make decisions about public transportation — the media, community and business leaders, and elected officials- to support improvements.

A few quick tips:

Be Positive and Considerate. The best advocates have a positive outlook, and they work hard to listen to other people and respond to their ideas.

Be a Resource. You'll help build support for our movement by being a dependable resource who shares information, assists at events, and helps in other ways. You can position yourself as a resource for everyone who plays a role in the process: elected officials, their staff, local organizations, the media, your online networks, and other advocates.

Relax and Have Fun. New advocates are sometimes nervous when sharing their views, especially with public officials. Don't be. You have a right to speak your mind, and people will appreciate it when you help them understand why public transportation matters to you.

Becoming an Advocate (Dowloadable pieces):

PDFWhat Is Advocacy?



PDF Understanding the Legislative Process


Grassroots Toolkit
Grassroots Toolkit

We want to make it easy for you to help move public transportation forward in your community. To help you every step of the way, we've prepared a Grassroots Toolkit that includes step-by-step guidelines for engaging with elected officials, participating in elections, and recruiting new advocates to our cause.

A few quick tips:

Play to Your Strengths. Every advocates has specific strengths- and you should focus on what you do best. It will make your advocacy more effective and fun.

Always Make an "Ask". You should be clear what you want people — espeically elected officials — to do. Be ready to ask them to commit to advance public transportation in your community.

Share. Being an effective advocate means sharing information, pooling resources, and helping connect people so we're working together toward commongoals. Be proactive in reaching out; don't wait for others to come to you.

Grassroots Toolkit (Dowloadable pieces):

PDFCommunicating Effectively with Elected Officials by Email and Phone



PDFRecruiting Other Advocates


Public Transit Champions
Stand Up For Transportation - Public Transit Champion Checklist Materials 

Thank you for being a Voices for Public Transit Champion. Here are the materials you will need for #StandUp4Transportation:


See you on April 9th!
Protect Public Transportation Funding Toolkit
Protect Public Transportation Funding Toolkit

We want to make it easy for you to contact your legislator and urge them to support public transportation funding and reject President Trump’s devastating budget cuts. Please download this Public Transportation Funding Toolkit, and deliver or mail the letter and fact sheet to your elected official.