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Save Our Ride - Federal Transit Funding Rally

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Date:
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
TWU Local 250a
Email:
Phone:
415-922-9495
Location Details:
San Francisco Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco

Public transit in the United States is facing a serious funding crisis. The Bay Area's transit systems are facing massive budget shortfalls resulting in service cuts, fare hikes, and layoffs. We need to Save Our Ride - Save Our Jobs - and Save Our Environment!

Legislation currently before Congress would make permanent changes to federal law to allow all transit systems to use some of the money they already receive for operating expenses. Without this flexibility, San Francisco and other California cities may soon see even greater reductions in public transit services. The Transportation For America coalition is standing with our allies to urge Senators Boxer and Feinstein to support transit operations funding at the federal level. Please join us for a rally at the Federal Building to let our leaders know that it's time to Save Our Ride!

Speakers to include:
** Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
** Dave Snyder, SF Transit Riders Union and T4 America
** Bob Allen, Urban Habitat and T4 America
** James C. Little, International President, Transport Workers Union
** Warren S. George, International President, Amalgamated Transit Union

For more information about the rally, call the TWU at 415-922-9495 or visit http://www.ourride.org. To learn more about Transportation For America, visit http://www.t4america.org.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 4:31PM
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