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Public transit users take 30 percent more steps and spend roughly eight more minutes walking each day than drivers.

Action alert! Congress must deliver emergency support for transit in Chicago region

As Congress considers the next COVID relief package, it must make providing emergency support for Chicago-area transportation agencies a top priority.

Transit, walking, and biking continue to play essential roles in keeping Chicago-area residents moving during the pandemic. Every day, thousands of people walk, bike, and ride transit to work, healthcare centers, grocery stores, and other critical destinations.

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Take action now for emergency federal support for Chicagoland transit

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Essential workers are disproportionately Black and Brown and more likely to walk, bike, and ride transit to work. Their communities — which already lacked affordable, safe, and reliable transportation options — have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

Without additional support, estimates indicate that CTA, Metra, and Pace will run out of funds in March 2021 and will be forced to cut service and lay off workers. State and local governments won’t have the funds needed to make streets safer for walking and biking as demand spikes during the pandemic.

Sign a letter to your members of Congress today to make sure transit gets the support it needs. You can also use our platform to Tweet at your officials.