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Millions of people who rely on public transit have been impacted by COVID-19. Since the novel Coronavirus hit the U.S., more than 160 transit workers have died, ridership has plunged along with transit agency budgets, and communities of color have been disproportionately affected by service cuts, insufficient health and safety protections.

The current pandemic is forcing transit agencies and lawmakers to make decisions that could have both short and long term consequences for the future. Stories from riders, workers, and supporters are critical to shaping these decisions and ensuring we create a system better than before. Join us!

LISTEN

Listen to the powerful stories from directly impacted transit riders and workers and learn how you can share yours!

Nehemiah Vaughn former Green For All Youth Ambassador
Interviewed by Green For All
Corey McGhee Senior, Transit Operator at SEPTA
Interviewed by Philly TRU
Deanna Turner, Transit Rider
Interviewed by Pittsburghers for Public Transit
Stephen Ives, Essential Worker
Interviewed by Philly TRU

Devon Allen, Essential Worker
Interviewed by Genesis

JOIN

Join transit workers, riders, and supporters across the country to grow a national conversation about the importance of public transit to our society and keep the issue of safe transit in the public eye. Together, we’ll build momentum to generate the needed policy changes and funding to protect people from COVID-19, address historic and systemic racial and economic inequities, and build a better, cleaner transportation future for all.

Participating is easy, follow the directions below and share your #TransitIsEssential selfie using #TransitIsEssential.

Explore posts from those who have already shared their #TransitIsEssential story

ACT

Take the #SafeTransit Pledge

Join transit workers, riders, and supporters of public transit across the country who are dedicated to building a safe, reliable, and equitable transportation system.

Take the #SafeTransit pledge to stay updated about how you can help build a transportation system that is #betterthanbefore.