Sierra Club: Why We Need Public Transit to Public Lands
Washington, June 16, 2021
A bill working its way through Congress could help jumpstart the process of dismantling these barriers and bring the benefits of nature to those who have been denied them for so long. The Transit to Trails Act, sponsored by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), would direct millions of dollars to support expanding transit links between our public lands and green spaces and our communities nationwide. If this bill is passes, it would be an important step towards making sure our public lands -- national parks, monuments, forests, seashores, wild & scenic rivers, historic sites -- aren’t exclusively the domain of people with the means or desire to own a car.