Transit Equity Day: Getting Transit on Track for Our Future
February 4 is Transit Equity Day, a day to commemorate Rosa Parks' birthday and recognize that public transit is a civil right and essential service. To generate awareness of the needs and benefits of public transportation in our communities. Their website includes ideas to get your community involved with organizing toolkits, action plans and talking points for elected officials.

Everyone deserves equal access to a public transit system that is safe, reliable, and affordable, regardless of income, race, gender, age or ability. Public transportation plays a crucial role to boost the local economy, and the social and environmental well-being of our communities.

Learn more about NADTC's Transportation Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative here!
Transit Equity Webinar: Building Authentic Community Engagement

Join APTA, February 4 at 2pm ET, for "Building Authentic Community Engagement for an Equity Perspective" featuring transit systems who have given a voice to those who have not traditionally had a voice in transit decision making, and truly engaged with the most vulnerable populations.
Survey: COVID-19 Pandemic Transit Response and Partnerships
The Transportation Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) is conducting a Synthesis study to gather information on how public transit organizations are engaged in diverse initiatives to meet their community’s needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. These initiatives utilized transit organizations’ resources in non-traditional ways, including services like food delivery, internet hotspots, and vaccine clinic support. Ultimately, these initiatives provide valuable lessons about how transit agencies can assess community needs, leverage diverse funding sources, form partnerships, and support equity goals in their communities.

To better understand the scope of these initiatives and the partnerships that were formed, TCRP is conducting a survey of organizations of any type that may have been or currently are involved in such initiatives. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete, all response are to be completed by Wednesday, February 23rd.

Please use the following link to access the survey and share how your organization helped to meet essential needs of the community during the pandemic.
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 
 Washington, DC | 866.983.3222 
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration and administered by USAging and Easterseals with guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.