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SAVE LOCAL SERVICES!
Sacramento politicians continue to usurp the will of the voters by raiding billions of dollars dedicated to road repairs, transportation improvements and
local public transit. Learn how you can take action!
We are an all volunteer organization that depends upon your generous
gifts to pay for our expenses. Please help by making
a contribution. Also, if you have time to volunteer, please fill out the mailing
list sign-up form and indicate how you can help us.
Official wants to downsize busway linking downtown L.A. and Westside -- News Article in Los Angeles Times by Dan Weikel, February 2, 2011.
Cut or Restore? Metro Bus Service Changes for June 2011 -- Blog Article in LA Streetsblog by Damien Newton, February 1, 2011.
Preliminary Statement of the Transit Coalition on Metro’s Proposed Service Cuts for June of 2011 – 1/4/11 -- Blog Article in LA Streetsblog by Faramarz Nabavi, January 4, 2011.
Wants Underground Train in Santa Clarita -- KTLA 5, August 13, 2007.
State Really Want Mass Transit? -- Op-Ed to Los Angeles Daily News
by President Kenneth S. Alpern, July 26, 2007.
Shorts Valley Employees, Diverts Funds to Other Areas -- Op-Ed to San Fernando
Valley Business Journal by Executive Director Bart Reed, July 9, 2007.
Re-Imagine Public Transit -- Article in Los Angeles Times by Tony Barboza,
May 1, 2007 (List
of Conceptual Maps)
Come and discuss transit on our discussion
You can also view (but not post at) our
old discussion board.
What Ideas Do We Stand For?
We are a dedicated grass roots all
volunteer organization that advocates a balance of bus, subway, commuter rail,
light rail, bike, airport access, goods movement, physically challenged access
and automobile transportation to get Los Angeles Region moving again.
What issues do we advocate?
Short term: We deal with improving the quality of the existing
rail and bus systems such as hours and frequencies of service, working facilities
and improved signage.
Long Term: We work with political officials
and staffers to encourage continued and increased Operating and Capital Funding.
We examine myths, misinformation and misperceptions and rebut them using facts
and evidence. We work with the community and transit users to demonstrate and
mobilize a solid base of support to expand bike, bus and rail systems.
What Programs we are involved in?
meet with Elected Officials and their staffs in Washington, DC; Sacramento, CA;
and Southern California on critical transit issues.
- We participate
in various Community Outreach meetings to garner public support for the betterment
- We have Transit Coalition Dinner Meetings regularly
with Key Transit Officials as participants and as guest speakers.
maintain Websites and Discussion Boards using the Internet to educate and evaluate
issues of public interest.
- We maintain effective communications
with Elected Officials; Public and Private Directors and Managers; and the Media.
- We participate at public meetings and hearings.
The Transit Coalition (TTC) disseminates information on this website to promote
the exchange of information and ideas. TTC assumes no liability for its contents
or use thereof. TTC post articles, pictures, graphs, studies and other material
that may differ from TTC's positions. When reviewing this website's contents,
TTC urges readers to consider whether these contents are biased, the leanings
and motivations of the author(s), valid comparisons to other available information,
and the potential inclusion of other information and opinions. Just because something
is posted on the world wide web or included on this website for your information
does not mean its true or completely accurate. Don't look only at the tangible
benefits for any mode of transportation, also look at intangible benefits, such
as compatibility with other systems, time to restore service after a disaster,
training and other overhead costs.
The Transit Coalition is strongly
committed to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity and does not discriminate
on the basis on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its programs or activities.
The Transit Coalition does not endorse products of manufacturers. Trade or
manufacturer's names appear herein solely because they are considered essential
to the use of this website.
The Transit Coalition
is a non-profit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501[c](3)
of the Internal Revenue Service.
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San Fernando, CA 91341-0567
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