1000 Friends frequently receives calls from citizens looking to get involved in a transportation issue or seeking advice on how to be effective in their efforts. Citizen involvement, at the local, state and federal levels, is the key to a successful government and 1000 Friends is glad to assist citizens in their efforts.
The types of calls we receive often vary and the advice and resources we can provide are certainly not one-size-fits-all. Getting involved in local transportation issues might mean attending a city or county transportation commission – or maybe even becoming a member of the commission. Meanwhile, when it comes to a transportation-related bill in the legislature, a citizen might want to organize a letter-writing and phone-call effort targeted at key legislators.
For citizen activists focused on a specific project:
Involvement in Local Highway and Road Projects – How to Get Started
For citizens interested in making their voice heard on broader state issues:
Involvement in State Policy and Budget Formation