Demand Legislators Fund Michigan's Full Transportation System!
ACT NOW to tell Michigan legislators to include transit in new transportation funding!
Support TRU's work to improve Detroit Transit!
Good transit depends on sufficient steady funding, which is one of the reasons Detroit area transit struggles. There hasn't been an increase in state support for transit in more than 25 years!
Finally there is serious discussion among Michigan's legislators about the need to invest in fixing our transportation system. Yet House Speaker Bolger wants to leave transit behind again!
Take Action Now to tell your legislators that the big road funding package MUST include buses, trains, bike paths, and the rest of our transportation system!
Even Democrats who are usually supportive need a reminder on this one, since their votes may be especially critical - they must stand firm on this point!
With enough calls and emails, we could really turn the tide on this, so please take the extra time to urge your friends and family to do the same - everyone in Michigan who cares about transportation!
We are teaming up with the Amalgamated Transit Union, MOSES, and others for a Day of Action on transit funding tomorrow.
Join us at downtown Detroit's Rosa Parks Transit Center from 10:00am - 11:00am tomorrow to share the message of how important transit is with riders, drivers, elected officials, and the media.
All transit supporters are invited and encouraged to participate!!
Public transit is sorely underfunded at the federal level too. That is why our friends at the Amalgamated Transit Union are holding a nation-wide Day of Action tomorrow. In Detroit, Lansing, and all across the country, transit employee union members will be transit centers talking with riders and urging them to call their members of Congress to demand increased funding.
“The underfunding of transit has led to deep service cuts, increased fares and angry riders, who account for an uptick in attacks on our drivers,” said Fred Westbrook, President of ATU Local 26, which represents Detroit bus drivers. “Workers and transit advocates are standing up in Detroit and cities across the U.S. and Canada, not just defending what we have in transit – but fighting to expand it.”
Transit supporters are invited and encouraged to join in the effort! Help mobilize riders at transit centers across the region. Call the ATU Local 26 at (313) 873-5541 to find out how you can help.
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