Create Awareness Amongst the General Public About Transportation Mechanics, Economics, and Opportunities
First and foremost, our goal is to advocate through a better, more critical understanding of transit issues within the Commonwealth. Breaking apart issues into their components enables us to look deeper into challenges and benefits in a way that is accessible to the general public.
Provide Educaiton and Critical Analysis to Equip Citizens and Leaders to Make Smart Transportation Decisions and Investments
We aim to build institutional knowledge on transit within the Commonwealth to make it easier to understand transit projects, policies, and issues. Making these issues accessible to the general public and easily referenced enables more informed discourse.
Enable and Empower Grassroots Public Demand for Better Transportation Ideas and Investment Decisions
Our institutional knowledge is also important to advocacy. By building resources for advocacy, we make it easier to advocate for transit and encourage more informed discourse on the issues at hand.
TransitMatters is dedicated to improving transit in and around Boston by offering new perspectives, uniting transit advocates, educating riders and promoting a level of critical analysis normally absent from other media. We advocate for plans and policies that promote convenient and effective transportation for everyone.
Good transportation requires much more than funding and maintaining our existing system. Recent failures have made clear that high quality transit is the backbone of our entire region. Significant growth in population as well as rail and bus ridership must be accompanied by increased transit capacity and targeted expansion so we can move freely around the region.
Learn about our New Vision for Transit (https://transitmatters.squarespace.com/plan) in which we repair, improve and expand the MBTA system. Listen to TransitMatters co-founder Jeremy Mendelson explain how to fix the T last winter on WBUR's Radio Boston.