Transit Stories: Crystal Harden-Lindsey

Baltimore, MD: Central Maryland Transportation Alliance I’m a Baltimore native and was born and raised in East Baltimore. I’ve always defined myself as a servant-leader. I was a teacher, then a principal, and now I am the Vice President of Community Impact for the Baltimore Community Foundation. My core values are centered on giving and […]

Transit Stories: Timothy Cardner

New Orleans, LA: Ride New Orleans My name is Timothy Cardner, and I am a musician, barista, and board member of Ride New Orleans. I moved to New Orleans to study music at the University of New Orleans in 2017, and graduated in 2022.  My first experience with transit was taking the 55 Elysian Fields […]

Transit Stories: Marcel Goudeaux-Stanley

Detroit, MI: Detroit People’s Platform I am Marcel Goudeaux-Stanley, and I live just outside of Detroit. My nephews are twelve and fifteen years old and love to hang out with me and listen to music or talk about sports. I went to Berklee College of Music and play keyboards and piano in a local R&B […]

Transit Stories: Andrea Miranda

District of Columbia: Community Health Manager I am Andrea Miranda, Community Health Outreach Manager at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. I lead our Community Health initiatives and programs and address the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) needs our community faces every day. Transportation is a common barrier our patients face on a daily basis. Our patients […]

Transit Stories: Judy Wang

New York, NY: Riders Alliance My name is Judy Wang, and I live in Fresh Meadows, Queens. Investing in good pubilc transit is a cause that is close to my heart, one that has made a significant impact on my family’s life, and one that is essential to millions of New Yorkers who rely every […]

Transit Stories: Stevie Pasamonte

Columbus, OH: Move OH My name is Stevie Pasamonte, and my family and I have relied on public transit since we immigrated to the United States from the Philippines in 1992. Over thirty years later, my mother, my sister, and I all live in Columbus, Ohio. I moved here in 2009 for school, and my […]

Transit Stories: Ms. Teaira Collins

Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburghers for Public Transit I lived my whole life in Pittsburgh and have raised five children here. I grew up in my grandmother’s home, and she was a big influence on me. My godfather was Bishop Gamble, who was the pastor of The Covenant Whosoever Will Church of God in Christ. They both […]

Transit Stories: Martha Escobedo

Los Angeles, CA Bus Rider My name is Martha Escobedo. I’m a mom to two wonderful daughters and work as a caregiver in Los Angeles. I’m involved with a number of non-profit organizations and have been a volunteer with MOVE LA for the past six years. I always tell Eli and Marisa from MOVE LA […]

Transit Stories: Will Tung

(He/Him) | Philadelphia, PA My name is William Tung or Will, which I usually go by. I live in Southwest Philadelphia in a neighborhood called Kingsessing and it is mostly serviced by trolleys. I have a trolley line that passes a block away from my house and goes straight to Center City.  I occasionally use […]

Transit Stories: Tejas Kotak

Atlanta, GA (If this is ever read out loud, quick pronunciation guide for my name. Tejas like the word “advantageous.”) My name is Tejas Kotak and I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I have relied on public transportation for over 8 years. I don’t own a car, so when I choose where to live, having reliable […]