Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation

Advocating for integrated public transportation, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities since 1992.

Get Involved

How YOU can Work for a Better Transportation System Through CART

People are asking, “How do I fight for better transportation and how do I support CART?” There are a lot of ways!


Cart is a membership organization where the members pay dues. Dues and contributions of any amount are fully tax deductible. For information on how to join, and the benefits membership confers, click here.

Interact & Advocate

  • Keep us on our toes.  Please comment on the articles we publish here and weigh in with your opinions.
  • CART members sit on a number of Louisville policy oriented committees promoting alternative transportation and Smart Growth strategies. Contact us if you are interested in sticking your neck out.
  • Write your elected officials and stress the need for alternative transportation.
  • Write letters to the editor and stress the need for alternative transportation.
  • In conversations with friends and colleagues, simply explain the need for Smart Growth and alternative transportation strategies.
  • CART wants to help you succeed on the project you’re planning. Let us know what you’re up to and how we can support your efforts.
  • Finally, if you have special skills, like you’re a lawyer, or a rail expert, or graphic designer, or programmer, or elected official, please contact us to let us know and we’ll be glad to volunteer you for some public service work.

Educate Yourself

To be effective advocates we first have to understand the issues ourselves. publishes a steady stream of timely articles about transportation and related topics. Register on this website to get local news and find out about local events.

Our quarterly meetings provide expert speakers and an engaged audience. Check our events calendar on the right sidebar for information on the next quarterly meeting. All CART meetings are open to the public, you need not be a CART member to attend.

CART’ s Reading Lists

 Local Transportation Policy

Books  (If you have read a book you’d like to share, contact us with the title and a short review.)

  • The Smart Growth Manual (2010) Andres Duany,  Jeff Speck &  Mike London.  McGraw-Hill
  • Highway Robbery, Transportation Racism & New Routes to Equity (2004) Robert D. Bullard, Glenn S. Johnson, Angel Torres. South End Press
  • Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast. 2nd Edition (2012) David Archer. University of Chicago Press

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