We need much better transit. We need to spend about four times as much.
- $1 billion dedicated transit funding in Texas every year
- Local options legislation that allows city, county, regional leaders, and voters to fund transit
- Increasing transit ridership in Texas every year
- 50% SOV commute mode share statewide by 2050
- Increasing number of low income Texans have high quality, frequent transit within 1/4 mile of their home
- 1,000 Members
What we’re going to do
- Work with the legislature
- Work with neighborhoods, cities, counties, and regions
- Analyze transit ideas and solutions and make them stronger
- Spread ideas and solutions
Our goals for 2019
- The Texas legislature takes some action allowing increased funding for transit across Texas, including in our major metros.
- Grow the campaign to at least 1,000 members
- Contacts from our members to a majority of the members of the Texas House & Senate to discuss the need for better transit
- Analyze baseline data on access, funding, ridership, potential for improvement statewide
- Localized reports for each major metro delivered to legislators, local elected officials
State Legislative Agenda
- Dedicated state transit funding
- Local options bill
- Capitol Funding for Low and No Emissions Transit Vehicles
- Bus on Shoulders Pilot Program
- Ban local minimum parking requirements for developments including at least 15% affordable housing units within 1/4 mile of high capacity transit stations
- $20,000 minimal seed funding to start the above, $50,000 to do it well
- One half time staff dedicated to transit, ideally w/ data, GIS support
- Growing network of transit supporters engaged on a monthly basis
- Growing number of elected officials publicly dedicated to increasing transit funding and achieving better transit planning in Texas
- Engaged network of established nonprofit and community groups working in unison on the big picture of needing better transit
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