January 31, 2011
Look for opportunities in this issue's classifieds, which include 3 notices; 16 bids & proposals; and 11 employment ads for positions including a state chief of public transportation, director of finance and marketing, and a chief information officer!
Apply for Local Transit Coalition Grants
APTA is seeking applications through March 1 for the next cycle of Local Transit Coalition Grants. Most grants awarded through the program will be approximately $5,000.
The program emphasizes proposals through which grassroots advocacy efforts could help achieve specific state and local public transportation goals, such as support for local or regional funding initiatives to help support public transportation in economically challenging times; activities supportive of national efforts to pass federal surface transportation authorization legislation; and efforts to educate decision-makers about policies favorable to transit and to support public transportation services in the community.
A local coalition can apply directly for the funds, provided it has a letter of support from the general manager of the local APTA member transit agency(ies). A transit system may apply on behalf of a coalition.
Over the past eight years, this grant program has helped support the activities of grassroots coalitions in communities across the U.S., including both public education programs and advocacy efforts.
Information on the grant program is available online or from Nicole DuPuis.