Thursday, May 24, 2007

FBRT Helps Stop Governor's Transit Cutbacks

From CALPIRG Advocate Emily Rusch:

Yesterday, the Senate Budget Subcommittee that handles transportation (Senator Machado, Senator Kehoe, and Senator Dutton) voted to flat out reject the Governor's $1.3 billion in proposed cuts to public transit agencies on a 2-1 vote. The vote is a huge victory for public transit and we applaud Senator Machado and Senator Kehoe for recognizing the important role of public transit to ease traffic congestion and meet our commitments to reduce global warming pollution.

Thanks go to the Sierra Club, Public Advocate, Friends of BRT, BayRail Alliance, and Ridership for the Masses in Sacramento for joining CALPIRG, TALC, and of course the Transit Association and a few of their members in testifying against the cuts.

Emily Rusch
California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG)
369 Broadway, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 9413


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