About

Mission: To encourage the development of communities that support pedestrian, bike, and quality public transportation systems.

Who We Are

photoTomas  Boiton, Founder  |  In 2008 Tomas founded the nonprofit “Citizens for Improved Transit” to advocate for the development of communities that promote walking, biking and mass transit.

In Palm Beach County, Tomas has been a board member on the Palm Tran Service Board which oversees the county’s bus and paratransit services. He currently is the vice-chair of the Local Transportation Coordinating Board, a board member on the Para-Transit and Bus Pass subcommittees, and sits on the Metropolitan Planning Organization and Tri-Rail’s Citizens Advisory Boards.

Tomas has a grant to be the Mobility Manager for Palm Beach County and works on behalf of many nonprofits. Some of the transportation programs he has designed and implemented include “The LIFT” program for The Volen Center that provides $5 taxi rides for seniors and the disabled. “The Vital Transportation Program” for the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County to ensure pregnant woman and families with small children have access to medical appointments. As well as a voucher program so mentally and physically disabled individuals have access to transportation on holidays, nights, and weekends when the county’s transportation system does not operate for the Center for Independent Living Options (CILO).

Some of Tomas’ accomplishments outside of transportation include being a board member for the nonprofit Family Promise and advisory board member for the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation. Tomas received the Quantum Foundations 2012 “Young Change Leader” award, was an Olympic Torch bearer, received the key to the city of West palm Beach, has volunteered for 10 years at the Grassy Water’s Nature Preserve taking children canoeing, and has participated in Leadership Palm Beach County, Leadership West Palm Beach, and Leadership Glades.

Marta Viciedo, Contributor  |  Marta Viciedo holds a Masters Degree in Urban & Regional Planning at FAU, with a concentration in neighborhood revitalization and redevelopment.  While pursing her graduate degree, Marta held a fellowship position at FAU’s Visual Planning & Technology Lab where she contributed to various GIS and Social Network Analysis based research studies.   During this time, Marta connected with Tomas Boiton and Citizens for Improved Transit as part of the transportation advocacy and research work she had started.  Since then she has been assisting Tomas with various aspects of growing Citizens for Improved Transit.

Marta has collaborated  in several place-based projects including Better Block Fort Lauderdale (June 2012), Flagler Nights Underpass Park (2012) and PARK(ing) Day (2011-2013).  She led the Purple Line project (March 2013), which created a temporary transit station in Miami and was the co-coordinator for HighWaterLine | Miami, an urban-art intervention project focused on building local resilience.  While these project had differing goals, they were all based on the same principles of place-making, livability and community-driven urbanism.  Most recently, Marta is collaborating with The Miami Foundation on their Public Space Challenge and is completing a transportation advocacy agenda project for the foundation.