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Increasing Federal and State Investment in Public Transit

Public Transit is a Public Good that Deserves and Requires Public Funding

The Budget for All Coalition invites you to a half-day forum

Saturday, October 24, 9:30am – 1:30pm

SEIU Local 32BJ/615, 26 West Street, Boston (off Tremont St, near Park St. T stop)

  • The state of public transit in Eastern Massachusetts
  • Investments needed for a modern and efficient public transportation system
  • The impact of public transit privatization on riders, T employees and their unions
  • The need for re-allocation of our Federal Tax Dollars to mass transit
  • A role for the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Peoples Budget in mobilizing to improve mass transit

Panelists include:

Phineas Baxandall, Mass Budget & Policy Center

Cathy Ann Buckley, Mass Sierra Club

Representative, T Riders Union at Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE)

Representative, Boston Carmen's Union, Local 589, Amalgamated Transit Union

Marjorie Decker, Massachusetts State Representative

Cole Harrison, Massachusetts Peace Action

Jonathan King, professor of biology, MIT and Budget for All

Jeremy Mendelson, TransitMatters

Joshua Ostroff, Transportation for Massachusetts

Concetta Paul, Save Our Section 8

Kirstie Pecci, Mass PIRG

John Ratliff, Mass. Senior Action

Paul Shannon, Budget for All and American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Jack Spence, 350 Massachusetts, Transportation working group

RegisterSpace is limited – To attend please pre-register at $12 donation requested to cover expenses, no one turned away.

“Investing in public transit is essential to building and strengthening the economic and environmental well-being of our communities today and for future generations” — Community Labor United, "The Path to Better Public Transit"