The time is now
Transit is the answer to many of the most urgent challenges facing our region and plays an essential role in the lives of millions of riders — but the system has been drastically underfunded for decades. Now the system is facing a $730 million operating shortfall starting in 2026 due to the rise of remote and hybrid work during the pandemic. Increasing investment in transit is key to advancing equity, growing our economy, and combating climate change. Growing public funding for transit operations would prevent severe service cuts and fare increases and help agencies improve service, grow ridership, and create a more equitable system.