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Increasing Federal and State Investment in Public Transit

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: SEIU Local 32BJ/ District 615 • 26 West St, 2nd Floor • Park St T • Boston

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

RegisterThe 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
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"

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