Below is a list of organizations who are organizing riders and building grassroots power for transit across the country. By no means is this list 100% comprehensive. If your organization isn’t on this list and should be, please let us know and send us an email, we want to hear from you!

Organizing Groups Listed by State:

ALABAMA

Birmingham Bus Riders

Greater Birmingham Ministries

ALASKA

Alaska Mobility Coalition

ARIZONA

Friends of Transit (Phoenix)

ARKANSAS

No organizations identified yet! Start one or help us find one!

CALIFORNIA

Bay Area-

ACCE Riders for Transit Justice (Oakland)

Genesis (Oakland)

POWER (San Francisco)

Rescue Muni (San Francisco)

San Francisco Transit Riders Union

Urban Habitat (Oakland)

SoCal-

Bus Riders Union (Los Angeles)

Move LA

Move San Diego

The Transit Coalition (Los Angeles)

Other/Statewide-

Green Wheels (Northwestern CA)

TransForm (Statewide)

COLORADO

FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities

CONNETICUT

Tri-State Transportation Campaign (NY/Connecticut Metro)

DELWARE

No organizations identified yet! Start one with our assistance or help us find one!

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Coalition for Smarter Growth

Sierra Club Sustainable Metro DC Campaign

Transiters

FLORIDA

Citizens for Improved Transit (West Palm Beach)

Connect Tampa Bay

IM4Transit

Florida Consumer Action Network

GEORGIA

Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment (ABLE)

Atlanta Public Sector Alliance/Transit Riders Union

Citizens for Progressive Transit

Georgians for Better Transit

Georgia Standup

HAWAII

Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE)

IDAHO

No organizations identified yet! Start one with our assistance or help us find one!

ILLINOIS

Active Transportation Alliance-Riders for Better Transit (Chicago)

Citizens Taking Action for Transit Dependent Riders (Chicago)

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization/Chicago Public Transit (Chicago)

INDIANA

Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation (southern Indiana)

Indiana Citizen’s Alliancefor Transit (Statewide)

KENTUCKY

Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation (Statewide)

LOUISIANA

Center for Planning Excellence (Statewide)

Together Baton Rouge (featured in our video)

Ride New Orleans (formerly Transport NOLA)

MAINE

No organizations identified yet! Start one with our assistance or help us find one!

MARYLAND

Casa De Maryland

Central Maryland Transportation Alliance

Coalition for Smarter Growth

Action Committee for Transit (Montgomery County)

Red Line Now (Baltimore)

Purple Line Now (Silver Spring)

MASSACHUSETTS

Invest Now (Boston)

Public Transit-Public Good: Community Labor United Project (Statewide)

SomervilleTransportation Equity Partnership

T Riders Union (Boston)

Bus Riders United/ Pasajeros Unidos (New Bedford/ Fall River)

MICHIGAN

Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength – MOSES (Detroit)

Transportation Riders United (Detroit)

Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy & Action in the Community – ISAAC (Kalamazoo)

MINNESOTA

Transit for Livable Communities (Statewide)

ISAIAH (Minneapolis,St. Paul and St. Cloud)

MISSISSIPPI

No organizations identified yet! Start one with our assistance or help us find one!

MISSOURI

Citizens for Modern Transit (St. Louis metro)

Metropolitan Congregations United (St. Louis metro)

Transit Riders Union of St. Louis

Streetcar Neighbors (Kansas City)

Transit Action Network (Kansas City Metro)

MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NORTH DAKOTA, OKLAHOMA

No organizations identified yet! Start one with our assistance or help us find one!

NEW JERSEY

Tri-State Transportation Campaign (Statewide metro)

NEW MEXICO

Chainbreaker (Sante Fe)

NEW YORK

NYC-

Tri-State Transportation Campaign (New York, New Jersey Metro)

United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park– UPROSE

Other/Statewide-

Citizens for Regional Transit (Buffalo)

New York State Transportation Equity Alliance (Statewide)

VOICE Buffalo

NORTH CAROLINA

Sustain Charlotte

Wake up Wake County

OHIO

Cincy Streetcar

Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (Northeast Ohio)

Transit Columbus

Ohioans for Transportation Choices

OREGON

OPAL PDX/ Bus Riders Union (Portland)

Better Eugene-Springfield Transit (BEST)

PENNSYLVANIA

Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers (Philadelphia)

GoBurgh (a project of PCRG, Pittsburgh)

Pittsburghers for Public Transit

Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Sierra Club Transportation Campaign 

Rhode Island Coalition for Transportation Choices

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Progressive Network (Columbia & Statewide)

Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit (Charleston)

TENNESSEE

Memphis Bus Riders Union/Sindicato de Pasajeros

TransitNow Nashville

TEXAS

Alliance for Public Transportation (Austin)

Citizens’ Transportation Coalition (Houston)

UTAH, SOUTH DAKOTA, WYOMING, WEST VIRGINIA

No organizations identified yet! Start one with our assistance or help us find one!

VERMONT

Vermont Community Alliance for Public Transportation

VIRGINIA

Coalition for Smarter Growth

Empower Hampton Roads

Richmond Transit Riders Union

WASHINGTON

Spokane Alliance

Transportation Choices Coalition (Statewide)

Transit Riders Union (Seattle Metro)

WISCONSIN

Chippewa Valley Transit Alliance

Madison Area Bus Advocates

Milwaukee Transit Riders Union

WISDOM (Statewide)


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