Transportation is about more than getting from one place to another. It’s about staying connected to the community and having the ability to go to work, see a doctor, buy groceries and meet other basic needs of everyday life. But Alabama’s failure to provide any state funding for public transportation makes it hard for many people in poverty—especially seniors and people with disabilities—to meet those needs. Arise’s advocacy was instrumental in the creation of a state Public Transportation Trust Fund in 2018, and we continue to shine a light on the social and economic benefits that state investment in public transportation would bring in Alabama.
Letters & Testimony
Alabama Arise, 81 partner groups urge Alabama to fund public transportation
Alabama’s road to a better public transportation future
Public transportation is an investment in people, communities, the economy and the environment. By providing state funding for public transportation, Alabama lawmakers can help ensure these freedoms for everyone in our state.