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Increasing Federal and State Investment in Public Transit

October 24, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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 New England 615, 26 West Street, 2nd floor, 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
  • Emmanuell DeBarros, 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, Cambridge
  • Cole Harrison, Massachusetts Peace Action
  • Jonathan King, Cambridge Residents Alliance 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


October 24, 2015
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Budget for All Coalition