Voices for Public Transit
Building a national movement to support public transit investment.
American Public Transportation Association (APTA) faced threats to federal funding for public transportation and needed to engage voters beyond the footprint of the state transit associations and local agencies. DDC helped APTA build Voices for Public Transit (VPT), a national community of grassroots supporters that embraces the universal value of public transportation – and the need to dedicate tax dollars to it – even if advocates personally don’t have access to or use it. Through intensive engagement, VPT has become a powerful activation community representing every congressional district.
VPT helped public transportation receive the biggest percentage increase in funding of any transportation sector in the 2015 FAST Act and, now approaching 250,000 members, continues to drive federal and state infrastructure investment.