I ❤ TRANSIT
Virtual Fest 2020
As you probably know, June is usually Ride Transit Month, a month where we get to celebrate our love of transit together and pledge to ride more transit. We all want to support transit agencies, riders, and drivers, but right now the best way we can do that is by staying home when possible and using transit for essential trips only. But we can still find joy by getting together in virtual spaces and connecting with the community of people that love transit.
TCC has shifted our usual Ride Transit Month to the I ❤ Transit Virtual Fest. This virtual fest will be held throughout June and beyond and will include a series of events designed to highlight why we love transit and how we can support each other through difficult times.
We have several events planned and will be sending out weekly emails during the I ❤ Transit Virtual Fest. If you would want to be added to this list, enter your information in the box below.
And remember, we’re all in this together.
How Can I Participate?
Sign up for weekly email updates on events, programs, and fun ways to participate and win I ❤ Transit Fest prizes! →
Check out our events page to find all of the virtual events you can join!
Are you an employer/agency that would like to participate? Email email@example.com for more info!
June 10th | 3:30pm – 4:30pm PST
We’re blocking off an hour off your calendar to have individual reading time to educate ourselves and share mobility justice/anti-racist resources and build power together. Stay on until 5:30pm PST to discuss what we’ve read.
June 17th | 2:00pm PDT
With fewer cars on the road and more people outside, cities are creating new networks open to biking, walking, and rolling. How can we continue to strengthen our multimodal networks? Our participants take a look at the future of multimodal transportation systems.
(Due to recent events we have decided to postpone this event, please check back later for our new date)
Can you name all the transit agencies in Washington? Do you know a bus route number by it’s start and end location? Do you like prizes, fun, and meeting fellow transit nerds? If you answered yes to these questions, then Transit Trivia is for you!
Why do you love riding transit?
“My favorite part about riding transit is the relationships I have made with my daily commuters. We have been riding together for 10+ years and now have dinner together once a month to celebrate all the birthdays in the month. Some have changed where they work and live, however, they still come to the monthly dinner. We would have not connected if not for taking the bus together!”
Transit Rider Dawna G.
I Ride: Community Transit
“Last winter, I had a bank deposit in an envelope inside my book. Somehow the envelope dropped to the floor of the bus and I didn’t notice it. When I got to work and figured out that I didn’t have the envelope I was a little worried- for no reason apparently…..my driver not only turned the envelope in someone in the lost and found walked the deposit over to my bank and completed the transaction for me.”
Transit Rider Katherine K.
I Ride: Spokane Transit
“I am low vision, and using King County Metro to get around town has made me more productive and comfortable working at Microsoft. Having every bus work with my Orca card, is great because I am confident wherever I am going, I can easily get on. The ability to use my phone to find bus stops and times makes me more independent. When I wanted to work at a startup in Seattle, I knew I could do it confidentially even though I lived in Bellevue because of the amazing infrastructure, service, and drivers across King County. Thank you King County Metro and Sound Transit!”
Transit Rider Jason G.
I Ride: King County Metro & Sound Transit
“Our trip inbound has become a family. With commuters and students alike we look after each other. There have been times someone alerts the driver that someone is running and please wait, to waking up a student so that he doesn’t miss his stop. Some of us have started a “bus buddy” walking group. When I first started riding a year ago, I would have never guessed that such bonds could be built riding public transit.”
Transit Rider Rebecca G.
I Ride: Spokane Transit