Make Transit the Practical Choice!

About Transit Reality

Transit Reality was developed to be a collaborative effort for Transit advocates to engage representatives and  to encourage the growth of mass transportation in North California. Public Transit can be part of the long-term solution to the growing congestion and pollution to become a practical transportation choice, if it is made a high priority of Californians and their legislators. To improve transit to be the practical choice we need to focus efforts and invest in:

  • Improving transit capital
    • Developing and extending rail options
    • High Occupancy Vehicles(HOV)  and Transit-Only lanes
    • Transit Signal Priority traffic lights
    • Real Bus Rapid Transit(BRT)
  • Increase engagement in communities about needs that can be served by transit.
  • Decrease congestion by creating incentives to carpool
  • Encourage advantageous uses of current transportation capital (roads, freeways and highways) to facilitate moving more people, rather than more vehicles
  • Engage with representatives to pursue transportation policy that supports Active Transportation – Pro-Walking, Pro-cycling, Pro-rolling(skateboard, longboard, scooter, etc…) options and Transit
  • Engage with law enforcement to secure transportation assets, to provide reliable security for riders and active travelers and enhance enforcement of current transportation laws where necessary.
    • Identify technology that could be used to further restrict violations of transportation laws.
  • Connect transit riders throughout North California(Bakersfield to Crescent City) to recognize the issues we each face
    • Encourage inter-regional advocacy for mass transit
    • Inspire general political advocacy regardless of their side
    • Outline the interests of Rural, Suburban and Urban perspectives
    • Identify the difficulties of those with accessibility needs
    • Enable diverse community the ability communicate their needs
  • To help constituents and policymakers be aware of the positive and negative effects of their options
    • To push policymakers to acknowledge the cost of compromise to the detriment of public transportation
    • To be supportive of positions that benefit non-automotive transportation and be critical of decisions that do not benefit the public
  • Follow and opinionate important transportation legislation and policy.
  • To give the regular advocates an opportunity to tell their story, ask for what they expect from California’s transportation system (coming eventually)
  • To rationalize and examine the reasons and nuances behind transit issues