[name of organization]
Dear Mr./Ms. [last name]:
As a long-time supporter of public transportation,
I am writing to seek your help.
Public transportation is facing critical challenges
today. On the one hand, our transit system has never been stronger.
In [city/state/community], ridership is at record levels
this year and we expect demands will continue to grow. Our future
continues to look bright.
Yet, in order to meet these increasing demands,
our system must continue to invest in the infrastructure needed
to maintain our facilities and expand to meet future needs. This
will take additional investment by our local, state, and federal
You understand the vital role that public transportation
plays in our community – contributing to economic development;
serving the minority, disabled and elderly communities; saving
energy and reducing pollution; and helping to alleviate traffic.
That is why I am inviting you to become a member of a new coalition
that is being formed to promote greater awareness and support
for public transportation in our community and among our local,
state, and federal officials. The group will be called [coalition
name]. There is no financial obligation to participate. All
that is required is support for the strong future of public transportation.
I hope you will be willing to join us as a founding
member of [coalition name]. I’ll call you in a few days
to discuss the enclosed enrollment form and to answer any questions.
I look forward to the prospect of working with you on this important