Public transportation systems throughout the nation will face a variety of funding and infrastructure challenges. Major public policy decisions and legislative votes will occur in Washington, DC, state capitals, and local city and town halls that will determine the future of public transit in the United States for years to come.
To ensure that the voices of public transportation authorities and their supporters are heard, every local coalition should focus on at least two major goals:
To secure increased federal investment for public transportation by funding federal programs at much-needed levels.
To secure increased state and local support and more flexibility for public transportation authorities in the use of federal, state and local funds.