#JustTransitForAll – Youth Leaders Working Towards a Safe and Affordable Transit
Public participation is hard. It can be an especially daunting task for our youth. When you factor in school, work, jobs and home responsibilities, building relationships with local decision makers can be downright impossible. According to a 2017 Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) transit survey, 95% of youth respondents had never been to a SamTrans Board meeting.1 There is a need for government to work towards reducing barriers to encourage such valuable participation. While school is in session, youth ridership peaks at just under 300,000 a month.2 A majority of those trips were to and from school.