Public Transportation

Structure Options

There are five basic models that your transit authority can pursue:

  1. Create a formal, broad-based transit coalition with designated leaders, a steering committee, and a wide range of traditional and non-traditional members;
  2. Create a formal organization of traditional transit supporters;
  3. Create an informal group of supporters that works cooperatively on a selected set of activities or events that promote public transportation messages and goals;
  4. Participate in other existing coalitions that are promoting important transit messages on an as needed basis; or
  5. Encourage members to undertake activities individually.

If you are creating a large coalition, you may choose to form committees among your coalition members to carry out specific roles and responsibilities. Examples of committee assignments might include: legislative, membership and recruitment, communications and media, finance, long range event planning, and special projects.

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