Transit Action Network is an informal group of people and organizations who work collaboratively to expand and improve public transit in the Kansas City Region. It was founded at the beginning of 2010 and is, among other things, informed, involved, action-oriented, nimble, at times scrappy, and pragmatic. Transit service that connects people with goods and services and jobs and other opportunities is more important than the specific vehicles or technologies used to provide that connectivity. TAN is self-funded and not incorporated -- a network rather than a hierarchy -- so it is free of organizational and administrative constraints, and has no obligations to individuals or institutions or corporations. As a result it is free to "tell it like it is, and has gained respect among public officials, transit agency administrators, and members of the media. TAN has a blog http://transactionkc.com, as well as a Twitter feed @transactionkc.