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Webinar: Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America

Small and rural communities across the country are implementing transit projects that are making an impact on their economy and quality of life for their citizens. Communities are implementing projects that catalyze private and public investment, developing partnerships to improve transit service, and enhancing connections between people and jobs and essential services. Using transit investments, rural America is creating stronger and healthier communities. Our webinar will give an overview of our recent report "Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America" and offer two case studies of transit investments in Vermont and Maine.

On Aug. 29, Reconnecting America hosted a webinar to discuss the findings of the report.


  • Sarah Kline, Reconnecting America
  • Connie Garber, York County Community Action Corporation, Maine
  • Jim Moulton, Addison County Transit Resources, Vermont

Moderator: Scott Bogren, Community Transportation Association of America

Note: The first five minutes of the recording have no slides. The slides start at around 5:23.

Reconnecting America Policy Associate Sasha Forbes, who was one of the principal authors of Reconnecting America's report, "Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America: How Smaller Cities and Rural Places Are Using Transit and Mobility Investments to Strengthen Their Economies and Communities," has interviewed four people whose organizations were profiled in the report. Videos from those interviews are online here.