u.s. “transit lovers unite”

A new campaign by the American Public Transporation Association:

Washington, DC –The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and its more than 1,500 members are launching “I <3 Transit”(I heart transit), a mobile text campaign, to engage riders across the country  and demonstrate the importance of public transportation to individuals, communities and the nation.  The campaign, which starts this week,  allows participants to show their support for increased public transit funding by simply texting “transit” to 86677.

Each year 10.2 billion trips are taken on the nation’s public transportation systems.  Riders depend on their local transit provider for freedom, mobility and access.  By texting “transit” to 86677 public transit riders and enthusiasts alike can stand together in support of public transportation.  This simple action helps spread the message that Americans want public transportation as a travel option in their daily lives. 

Supporters can also follow the campaign on twitter at @ihearttransit.


4 Responses to u.s. “transit lovers unite”

  1. Alon Levy April 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    What if I love transit but think APTA is a useless lobbying outfit?

  2. Jarrett at HumanTransit.org April 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Alon.  Support them anyway.  Supporters are more effective critics.  J

  3. Nate Wessel April 20, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Not sure how this would ever be useful except to gather a bunch of phone numbers that could later be called during a real campaign…

  4. Nathanael August 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    What if I think “transit” is a stupid name for public transportation?