Transit agencies across the U.S. are grappling with daunting operating budget shortfalls caused by the depletion of COVID-19 federal relief funds, rising operating costs, and reduced fare revenues. New York and Minnesota have responded by raising taxes, while California and Illinois are taking concrete steps to address this fiscal cliff. Explore how transit advocates raised awareness and successfully persuaded legislators to take dramatic actions to address these urgent needs.
Eli Lipmen, Executive Director, Move LA
Danny Pearlstein, Policy and Communications Director, Riders Alliance
Sam Rockwell, Executive Director, Move Minnesota & Move Minnesota Action
Amy Rynell, Executive Director, Active Transportation Alliance
Philip Plotch, Principal Researcher, Eno Center for Transportation