There are five basic models that your transit authority can pursue:
- Create a formal, broad-based transit coalition with designated leaders, a steering committee, and a wide range of traditional and non-traditional members;
- Create a formal organization of traditional transit supporters;
- Create an informal group of supporters that works cooperatively on a selected set of activities or events that promote public transportation messages and goals;
- Participate in other existing coalitions that are promoting important transit messages on an as needed basis; or
- 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.