6/21/24: FINAL PUSH - Write a Letter and Call Your Legislator to Save Philly Transit

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Millions of dollars are being proposed to improve transit access in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania. Call your legislators, then write a letter to the editor in your local paper about how passing Governor Shapiro’s proposed public transit budget would impact your community and your daily life.

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As we approach the end of budget season we are asking you to join us for one last push to get the $282 million dollar budget proposal passed this budget season, without raising taxes. This would be the first transit budget increase in over ten years and is vital to delivering reliable, safe transit across the Commonwealth.

We ask you to call your legislators, and write a Letter to the Editor in your local newspaper to the state government how this important funding for transit will be life-changing for their constituents in every county in Pennsylvania.

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 Because of your advocacy and that of thousands of others across the state, Governor Shapiro has proposed more than $282 million to go to transit service in every single PA county!

As we enter the end of budget negotiation, it is critical that your legislators hear from you again. Grassroots actions like this can get the goods!

Will you call your legislators, and write a letter to the editor in your local newspaper to say that transit is critical for Philadelphia County and the entire state of Pennsylvania?

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What does this budget increase look like for every county across the Commonwealth?

Nearly one million Pennsylvanians ride on public transit every day to commute to work, the grocery store, doctor's appointments, school, and travel anywhere else they may need, or want, to go. Public transit extends far beyond Philadelphia and Pittsburgh – the Governor's proposal would fund 32 public transit systems, including those in suburban and rural communities.

Here's how the much transit funding would increase in counties across the state:

Transit System | Proposed Funding

Borough of Mt Carmel (LATS) Northumberland


Mid-County Transit Authority (Town and Country Transit) Armstrong


Transit Authority of Warren County (TAWC) Warren


Mercer County Regional Council of Governments (MCRCOG) Mercer


Schuylkill Transit System (STS) Schuylkill


Butler Transit Authority (BTA) Butler


Borough of Pottstown/Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART) Montgomery


Washington County Transit Authority (WCTA/Freedom Transit) Washington


Indiana County Transit Authority (IndiGO) Indiana


Endless Mountains Transportation Authority (EMTA/BeST) Bradford, Sullivan, Tioga


Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA/Venango Transit) Crawford, Venango


Monroe County Transportation Authority (MCTA) Monroe


Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation (FACT) Fayette


Hazleton Public Transit (HPT) in Luzerne County


County of Lebanon Transit Authority (COLT/LT) Lebanon


Altoona Metro Transit (Amtran)


Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA) Washington, Westmoreland


Westmoreland County Transportation Authority (WCTA) Westmoreland


Beaver County Transit Authority (BCTA) Beaver


Williamsport River Valley Transit (RVT) Lycoming


Cambria County Transportation Authority (Camtran) Cambria


New Castle Area Transportation Authority (NCATA) Lawrence


Area Transportation Authority of North Central PA (ATA)


County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) Lackawanna


Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) Luzerne


Erie Metropolitan Transportation Authority (EMTA) Erie


Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) Centre


Susquehanna Regional Transportation Authority Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin


South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) Berks, Lancaster


LANTA in Lehigh and Northampton


Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) Allegheny


Southeastern Transportation Authority (SEPTA)


Take action before July 1st. Your transit system depends on it.

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