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Opposition to government investment in public transit systems is on the rise by Tea Party activists and others. What can we learn by dissecting the strategies used in political campaigns? What lessons can we take away to ensure transit remains viable in the years to come? Learn how to employ those tactics used in political movements -- from ballot measures to lobbying -- to develop strong communication and outreach strategies and build public support for transit.
Moderator: Maurice Henderson, Assistant Director, Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland, Oregon
Hilary Reeves, Director of Strategic Advancement and Communications, Transit for Livable Communities, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Transit Principal, HDR, Atlanta, Georgia
Scott Haggerty, Supervisor, District 1, Alameda County, Board of Supervisors, Oakland, California