Americans for Transit is a national non-profit that works to create, strengthen and unite transit rider organizing groups.  


Statement of Principles

Despite the highest transit ridership in decades, since 2008, transit riders have suffered an endless cycle of service cuts and fare hikes.

Transit is a vital economic lifeline for millions of Americans workers, students, seniors and persons with disabilities. 

Transit is an environmental solution to global warming air pollution; growing transit use is the best way the United States can reduce tailpipe emissions, our fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Transit is also critical to revitalizing our cities, older suburbs, and rural towns, linking workers to employment opportunity and affordable housing. It is critical to making our country more resilient to energy price shocks and to sustainably growing our economy long-term.

Whether it is getting to work, school, the grocery store, church, the doctor, relatives, or simply living a fulfilling life, we need affordable and accessible public transportation. However, only through grassroots rider organizing will our voices be heard and the transit crisis in America be reversed.

Americans for Transit is working to build a strong national movement of organized transit riders and coalition partners.