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The Transit Alliance

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During the 2017 National Regional Transportation Conference, Kathleen Osher shared information about the Transit Alliance's work, including citizen's academies.

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The Transit Alliance

  1. 1. a network of engaged and informed citizens building a healthy, sustainable and equitable society through better mobility to empower citizens to lead the transformation of Colorado’s mobility future 883 educated and empowered graduates across the Denver Metro region making a difference in their communities
  2. 2. Wednesday, November 6, 1997
  3. 3. • Educating Policy Makers • Rush Hour Blues • Grassroots – Fairs and Presentations • Lessons Learned & Best Practices • Salt Lake City • Dallas • Advancing Transit in the Region • Lobbying at the State Legislature • New bonding capacity • T-REX • Metro Moves! PAC
  4. 4. Tuesday, November 2, 2004
  5. 5. “In 2030, about half of the buildings in which Americans live, work & shop will have been built after 2000.” -Professor Arthur C. Nelson, Urban Affairs & Planning, Virginia Tech University, December 2004 – Brookings Institute Report
  6. 6.
  7. 7. The Usual Suspects
  8. 8. YAY! BANANA U-CURVE OF INVOLVEMENT
  9. 9. 7 weeks 21 hours Learn from local experts Meet & work with other engaged & informed citizens Engage on personal & professional levels
  10. 10. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Action Plan Topics Chosen by Academy Applicants Community outreach/education Bicycling/Walking/Pedestrian Access Economic development Equity/Access to opportunity Health/Environment Housing Other Planning/development Transit Corridor/Station/TOD design Unsure
  11. 11. Elected Office Nonprofit and RNO Boards Appointed Positions
  12. 12. Citizens' Academy founded Nearly 800 educated, engaged & empowered citizens East and Gold Line Corridor Academies Unincorporated Adams County 70% Spanish Speaking Academy goes statewide with CDOTLittleton Academy
  13. 13. Kathleen Osher Executive Director kosher@transitalliance.org www.transitalliance.org

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