National Transportation Bill

Next Push for Federal Transit Operation Funding! Take Action Now

The good news is that as a result of the calls and emails sent by members of the TRPT campaign over the past month, the number of congressmembers co-sponsoring H.R. 2746 (Carnahan-MO) has grown. As you may recall H.R. 2746 is a marker bill that will allow more federal transit dollars to be used for the cost of operating buses and trains in the upcoming $500 billion federal surface transportation act (FSTA).

TEN's report: Stranded at the Station

Our overview and the report by Transportation Equity Network (TEN) and Transportation for America (T4A): Stranded At the Station, outlining the financial crisis of public transportation across the country.

National Day of Action 7/22

Video highlights from the Bus Riders Union and Transit Riders for Public Transporation National Day of Action on July 22, 2009.

Francisca Porchas & Laura Barrett: Turning the Highway Bill into Pro-Public Transit, Pro-Environment Policy

Two national public transit organizers explain why the federal surface transportation in Congress right now has huge implications for the future of public transit and the environment in the US, and how a national campaign led by environmental and transit justice groups are intervening to upset the traditional pro-highway, pro-auto script.

TRPT National Day of Action

Transit advocates, environmental justice and civil rights groups come together in Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, New York City and Portland to call their congressmembers to support H.R.2746 to combat the adverse impact the govenment's auto-centric policies have on communities around the US.

Bus Riders Union Organizes to Stop the Nationwide Transit Crisis

BRU members equipped with cell phones jumped on the buses to encourage bus riders to make phone calls to their congressmembers to co-sponsor H.R. 2746, a bill in the House introduced by Congressmember Carnahan (MO), that will allow 30-50% of federal transit dollars to be invested into transit operations.

National Day of Action Slide Show

See pics of BRU members fighting for more operations funds from the federal transportion bill.

TRPT National Day of Action

Slideshow Date: 
Jul 22 2009

Bus Riders Union members and organizers call on congress and Obama to dedicate 50% of Public Transit funds for operations.

Obama Administration Releases Principles for 18-month Surface Transportation Extension

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009 – 1:30