$500 Billion Transit Bill Must Include Funds to Operate Transit Systems in Crisis
Francisca Porchas 213-387-2800 ext 21
On Wednesday, July 22, transit advocates, civil rights and environmental justice organizations throughout the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York and Portland, will hold a national day of action to call on Congress to restore federal funding for transit operations. The goal of the coordinated events is to influence the debate over the authorization of the $500 billion Federal Surface Transportation Authorization Act (FSTAA) slated to dedicate roughly 80% of the funding to highways, freeways and roads, while providing only 20% to mass transit. Advocates and transit riders will hold press conferences, rallies, phone-banking drives, and street theater encouraging thousands to call on their congressional representatives to dedicate at least 50 percent of all transit funds in the bill to operate transit systems in response to the crisis across the country.
Join the Transit Riders for Public Transportation throughout the Day Wednesday, July 22nd in Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, New York City and Portland For Details call Francisca Porchas at 213-387-2800
See attached PDF for full press release