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Transit Connections 2013 The Value of Transit. The Economics of Transit: Here and Around the Nation / Innovative Transit Solutions. Tom Skancke Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. Stephen Maples University of Nevada, Reno. Andrew Austin American for Transit.

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Transit Connections 2013

The Value of Transit

The Economics of Transit:

Here and Around the Nation / Innovative Transit Solutions

Tom Skancke

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Stephen Maples

University of Nevada, Reno

Andrew Austin

American for Transit


Building communities for the future

Building Communities for the Future

Attracting, growing, and retaining millennials through great public transit


Americans for transit
Americans for Transit

  • Mission: to create, strengthen, and unite grassroots transit rider campaigns

  • Founded in 2012 by the Amalgamated Transit Union & Good Jobs First

  • Train to build capacity; Support campaigns on-site; Build a national coalition of grassroots transit rider organizations.



Who am i
Who am I?

  • Avid bus rider, train nerd, bike rider, and walker

  • Former Field Director at Transportation Choices in Washington State

  • Worked on multiple successful (and a few unsuccessful) transit ballot campaigns; led advocacy to save bus service statewide


What the heck is a millennial anyway
What the Heck Is a Millennial Anyway?

Wikipedia says…

  • William Strauss and Neil Howe coined term in some books about the post Gen-X generation.

  • Roughly defined as people born between 1982-2004.


I am a millennial
I am a Millennial…

Who grew up in an medium sized town & in a middle class family.

Which means (like many of my peers)…


I grew up getting certificates and stickers for things that maybe should have been expected (“graduating” 4th grade and potty training anyone?)


7 out of 10 millennials support
7 out of 10 Millennials Support… maybe should have been expected


We are the last generation
We are the last generation maybe should have been expected

To hear World War II stories (as teenagers and adults) directly from those who lived it…


Real problem
Real Problem… maybe should have been expected


Sort of
Sort of… maybe should have been expected

  • This is the most educated generation in American history and the only group for whom real wages fell in the three years after the recession began. (Youth/national unemployment)


How to write the worst possible column about millennials
“How maybe should have been expected to Write the Worst Possible Column About Millennials”

  • “use vapid tropes about spoiled young people refusing to work bc they just don't want to”

  • Pretend every member of this 85-million-person generation grew up in a fabricated life-size playhouse on the set of Hannah Montana. 

  • Blame today's high youth unemployment on "their parents’ success" 



And maybe
And Maybe…. maybe should have been expected

  • Some of us…

  • Okay just me…

  • Want this on our wedding cake


Millennials and transportation
Millennials and Transportation maybe should have been expected

  • What we know

  • What we can do about

  • Where we go from here


What do we know
What do we know? maybe should have been expected

1-Driving down (car ownership)


What do we know1
What do we know? maybe should have been expected

1-Driving down (Miles Driven)


1-Driving down, decrease in Auto commutes maybe should have been expected


What do we know2
What do we know? maybe should have been expected

1-Driving simply flat/ way down (per capita)


1-Driving down (Miles Driven)- maybe should have been expected

Planning hasn’t caught up!


What do we know3
What do we know? maybe should have been expected

2-Demand for Transit Soaring (ridership)


2-Demand for Transit Soaring maybe should have been expected

Voters are saying yes at the ballot Box


2-Demand for Transit Soaring (yes at ballot box) maybe should have been expected


Wins not a one-off trend! maybe should have been expected


What do we know4
What do we know? maybe should have been expected

2-Polls Agree, Demand for Transit Soaring


What do we know5
What do we know? maybe should have been expected

3-Millennials are driving the increased demand for transit nationally


We d rather be
We’d Rather be… maybe should have been expected


Then… maybe should have been expected


What we know re cap
What we know (Re-cap) maybe should have been expected

  • People are driving less

  • Demand for transit is rising (fare box, ballot box, polling)

  • Millennials are key demographic behind these trends


What can we transit providers planners businesses and advocates do about it
What can ‘WE’ maybe should have been expected (transit providers, planners, businesses, and advocates) DO about IT?


What can we do about it
What can we do about it? maybe should have been expected

1-More GREAT Transit…


What can we do about it1
What can we do about it? maybe should have been expected

NOT Less



Direct and fast er
Direct and Fast( it, should be good for er)


Reliable and usually on time
Reliable and (usually) on time it, should be good for



Goes where people want to go for smart planners to figure out
Goes where people want to go it, should be good for (for smart planners to figure out)!


What can we do about it2
What can we do about it? it, should be good for

2- Design communities for people


Not cars
Not cars. it, should be good for


What can we do about it3
What can we do about it? it, should be good for

3-User friend relevant Technology


What can we do about it4
What can we do about it? it, should be good for

4-Marketing and Communications that Speaks to Millennials


What we can do re cap
What we Can do(Re-cap) it, should be good for

  • Plan and build great transit

  • Create people focused communities

  • Implement user friendly technology in transit

  • Relevant, modern, communication


No amount of great marketing social media savviness and relevant communications
No Amount of great marketing, social media savviness, and relevant communications…

Can replace great transit and places


What is next
What Is Next? relevant communications…

That is up to you!


Discussion stay in touch
Discussion & Stay in Touch! relevant communications…

  • Like us on Facebook at /Americansfortransit

  • Follow us at Twitter @A4Transit

  • Website www.americansfortransit.org

  • Email me with additional questions or news you’d like to share with national pro-transit audience.

  • [email protected]


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