Webinar: Why Transit Agencies Need the Public to Take Ownership of the Transit Experience
In this webinar, Saba Long and Alice Grossman will talk about why transportation organizations should invite the public to take an active role in improving public transportation. Participants will hear from Saba about how the MARTA Army, a volunteer-led effort, is helping to make transit in Atlanta more accessible through operations like Bus Stop Census and TimelyTrip. Through Bus Stop Census, more than 1,000 bus stops have been surveyed by the public, providing critical information such as safety and accessibility conditions. MARTA Army has crowdfunded the purchase of dozens of trashcans to be placed at bus stops. Through Operation Feed-an-Operator, the organization has distributed more than 12,000 meals to furloughed and frontline transit workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saba Long, Founder, Obelisk Strategies
Alice Grossman Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation