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Ready. Set. Get on Board!

April 16, 2019

The Countdown Is On!
There's only one week to go until Get on Board Day.

Join us on April 25, 2019, as the public transportation industry comes together, with a unified voice, to showcase how public transit benefits people and communities.


How you can participate:

Host an Event or Activity 
Explore the list of suggested events and activities, which is full of ways to celebrate Get on Board

Use the Power of Social Media
Use any Get on Board social media shareables and the #GetOnBoard Day hashtag to spread the word about the value of public transit

Publicize the Get on Board Website
Make sure your audiences know about the Get on Board Day website. Visitors can sign a petition showing their support, share stories about how their lives have been impacted by public transit, and learn about its value

Proclaim the Day
Use sample proclamations to declare April 25 National Get on Board Day in your community

Share the Get on Board Day BuzzFeed Quiz
To celebrate the day, a special Get on Board quiz will be featured on BuzzFeed. Be sure to look for the quiz and share it on your social media channels

Join the more than 200 organizations who have already reported that they are participating in Get on Board!

 

The public transportation industry is gearing up for the inaugural Get on Board Day on April 25, 2019 and you can help! Our national legislators are on a recess from Washington, D.C. and that means they are back in their home states, ready to listen to their constituents.

The day is all about showcasing the value of and gaining support for public transit. With a unified voice, we will come together to highlight how public transit benefits people and communities. Public transit is more than buses and light rail, it also includes subways, commuter trains, streetcars and trolleys (we’re looking at you, Sun Link!) van pool services, and paratransit for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

Here in Arizona, we run the gamut from urban areas like Tucson and Phoenix to rural communities like Cottonwood/Sedona and Payson. Some of the transit challenges are different, but regardless of whether you live in a big city or a small town, the benefits of keeping our communities connected and moving are undeniable. From the economic savings to providing accessible transportation for our seniors and physically disabled citizens, public transit is a vital part of our state.

So how can you participate? It’s super easy! To find out if your local transit organizations and transit providers are hosting a #GetOnBoard event or activity, you can check the current list of participants here: http://tinyurl.com/yxw5n876

If your local public transportation or public transit providers aren’t on the list, you can still make your voice heard. Visit https://getonboardday.org/ and sign a petition or share your awesome stories about public transportation. Speak up for public transportation and let your legislators know how important this issue is for Arizonans!