Transportation Advocacy Day is the day that the Transportation Choices Coalition gathers ordinary people to meet their legislators and demand action on a wide variety of agenda items. In 2012 over 200 people made the trek.
The conventional wisdom is this legislature will be a hostile one, particularly to new taxes. It’s always a heavy lift. But there are a number of worthwhile bills about safety and urban streets that don’t have significant revenue components. Furthermore, there is widespread desire for more highway funding. As the pro-highway voter is often the most virulently anti-tax, any package will probably require pro-transit votes. So there is some leverage.
Anyhow, you can register for this year’s advocacy day, Tuesday, Feb. 12th, here.