How Advocates can Change Transportation Policy
The key to changing transportation policy and planning is to learn your community’s decision-making process and then effectively insert yourself into that process. In this section we’ve provided some information about the federal-level framework for transportation policy and planning, along with samples of letters written by local pedestrian advocacy groups and public testimony.
Using the media to get attention to your issues is another way to effect change. This section also includes information on writing news releases.
Transportation Policy and Planning Framework
Sample short letter
Sample letter with very detailed comments
Sample letter of support for another organization
Sample public testimony
Sample “white paper”
Working with the media
Sample news release
Sample opinion piece
Speaking in public
What Makes Politicians Jump?
More opinion pieces