Moving Transit Forward National Sign-on Letter

Dear United States Senators,

We offer our full support of Senators Van Hollen and Fetterman’s “Moving Transit Forward Act.” The bill will provide greater quality transit to communities across the country.

With its new formula for operating expenses, this vital legislation will assist transit agencies in big and small cities to increase or improve transit service. This new funding could also support safety and security enhancements, and includes a “maintenance of effort” requirement to ensure continued state and local government support. It will help increase service frequency, provide additional hours of service, and add new, frequent service to underserved communities.

For decades, the federal government has supported the cost of operating aviation through air traffic control and the cost of shipping through investment in ports and the management of locks and dams in the inland waterways. These are essential services for the movement of goods and people. Operating high-quality transit is just as essential to getting people to employment and to giving businesses access to talent and customers.

The pandemic has starkly demonstrated that public transit is not just important; it’s essential to our communities, local economies, and the lives of millions of people across the country. Essential workers rely on and operate transit, small businesses depend on transit, and historically marginalized communities depend on transit. Transit is not just a key component of economic recovery, it’s the lifeline to a more environmentally sustainable society and a road to equity for disconnected communities, rural, urban, and suburban.

While Congress has taken vital steps in recent years to fund transit, including the bipartisan infrastructure law, the fact of the matter is that the lack of congressional action on operations funding has led to critical funding shortfalls at numerous transit agencies and has left many on the verge of a fiscal cliff.

The Moving Transit Forward Act will help fix that.

We hope you will support and cosponsor this vital piece of legislation to ensure public transit does not just recover from COVID but expands to create more sustainable and prosperous communities.


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The National Campaign for Transit Justice
National Resource Defense Council
Transportation for America
America Walks
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
1000 Friends of Wisconsin
350 Milwaukee
350 MKE
412 Justice
Active Transportation Alliance – Chicago, IL
Anchorage Citizens Coalition
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST)
Beverly Scott and Associates, LLC
Bike Anchorage
Bike Durham
CASE Citizens Alliance for a Sustainable Englewood
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Environmental Justice Ministry
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Environmental Justice Ministry environmental Justice
Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Central Maryland Transportation Alliance
Citizen Action of New York
Claiborne Avenue Alliance Design Studio
Clean Air Council
Clean Air Council
Clevelanders for Public Transit
Coalition for Economic Justice
Coalition for Smarter Growth
Commuters Take Action
Congress for the New Urbanism
Denver Streets Partnership
Detroit People’s Platform – Transit Justice Team
Downtown Residents Advocacy Network (Baltimore)
Elmont Cultural Center
Endangered Species Coalition
Environmental Law & Policy Center
For the Many
Friends of Caltrain
Grassroots Alexandria
Grow Smart RI
Health by Design
Health by Design
In the Public Interest
Indivisible Colorado
Institute for Policy Studies Climate Policy Program
Law Office of Dennis M Grzezinski
Madison Area Bus Advocates
Madison Area Bus Advocates
Maine People’s Alliance
Massachusetts Action for Justice
Move California
Move Redmond
Municipality of Anchorage, Public Transit

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Neighbors for Clean Air
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
No More Freeways
Nu-Voters Movement
Open Plans
Phoenix Finance
Pittsburghers for Public Transit
Planning and Conservation League
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
Public Advocates
Reconnect Rochester
Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce
RI Transit Riders
Riders Alliance
Rise and Resist Elevator Action Group
Roanoke Group, Sierra Club
RTD Rider’s Alliance
San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council
Santa Cruz County Friends of the Rail & Trail
Santa Cruz County Friends of the Rail and Trail
Seamless Bay Area
Sierra Club
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Streets For All
Sunrise Movement KC
Sunrise Oberlin
Sustain Charlotte
Syracuse United Neighbors (SUN)
The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York
The Street Trust
The Transit Coalition
Together for Brothers (T4B) and Albuquerque Transit Riders Union (ABQTRU)
Transbay Coalition
Transit Alliance Miami
Transit For All PA!
Transit Forward Philadelphia
Transportation Choices Coalition
Transportation for Massachusetts
Transportation Riders United
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Unite North Metro Denver
Virginia Conservation Network
Virginia Organizing
Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice
Citizen Action of New York
Grow Smart RI
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Coalition for Economic Justice
Municipality of Anchorage, Public Transit
Claiborne Avenue Alliance Design Studio
Congress for the New Urbanism
No More Freeways
Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Genesis–A Gamaliel Network Affiliate
League of Conservation Voters (LCV)
Catskill Mountainkeeper
Safe Streets Austin
Reconnect Austin
Union of Concerned Scientists
Commuter Rail Alaska
Coalition for Clean Transportation
We Are Revolutionary
Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition
Evergreen Action



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