Addressing Transit Myths The myths against public transit

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Addressing Transit Myths • The myths against public transit often reflect larger societal concerns.

Addressing Transit Myths • The myths against public transit often reflect larger societal concerns. While these are often hard to combat in the space of a campaign, there are tools that can help present the facts. 1

About APTA • APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas

About APTA • APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership. 2

APTA Policy Department • The APTA Policy Department conducts the research, writing and data

APTA Policy Department • The APTA Policy Department conducts the research, writing and data collection that maintains transit advocacy and research in America. 3

Data Collection On our website you can find comparable costs of projects, ridership numbers,

Data Collection On our website you can find comparable costs of projects, ridership numbers, and access to case-making data. 4

Case-Making Products 5

Case-Making Products 5

The Conservative Voice 6

The Conservative Voice 6

Reoccurring Myths About Transit 7

Reoccurring Myths About Transit 7

Crime/Undesirable Element 8

Crime/Undesirable Element 8

Mode Choice Is “Racist” • Simply impossible that a mode can be inherently racist.

Mode Choice Is “Racist” • Simply impossible that a mode can be inherently racist. Show the benefits of various modes, as well as social equity. 9

Agenda 21/Hobbit Homes 10

Agenda 21/Hobbit Homes 10

Use Bipartisan Facts To Counteract Darnell Chadwick Grisby, MPP Director of Policy Development and

Use Bipartisan Facts To Counteract Darnell Chadwick Grisby, MPP Director of Policy Development and Research American Public Transportation Association (202) 496 -4887 [email protected] com 11