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Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 @ 3pm/2:30pm social @ TBD: TRU General Meeting, RSVP here
Write your legislator to support the Transit For All PA! Platform
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We are a democratic, grassroots organization of transit riders, workers, and residents who are organizing together to defend and expand public transit.
We believe that public transit is a public good and should be equitable, affordable, and sustainable.
On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 members of the Philly Transit Riders Union (TRU) along with other transit organizations embarked on a bus trip from Philadelphia to Harrisburg to rally on the capitol steps and introduce legislators to a public transit funding platform written by transit riders and workers. The Philly TRU had a moment in the spotlight as it was the only organization from Philadelphia that spoke at the rally about the importance of public transit.
The Philly Transit Riders Union and supporting groups will hold a “People’s SEPTA Budget” public hearing at the same time as SEPTA’s Operating Budget hearings. SEPTA’s online-only budget hearings are often inaccessible, so we’re holding our own hearings. On Monday, May 24 at 6pm come to SEPTA HQ at 1234 Market St. to tell everybody what it’s been like riding SEPTA, what should change, and to hear what it’s been like for other riders.
During the board meeting on Thursday, February 25, the SEPTA Board will vote on a budget resolution to spend $40 million intended for running buses and trains on planning a controversial rail construction project in Montgomery County which is years away from completion. At SEPTA there are two piles of money: one for operations and one for capital projects. The operating budget pays for things like salaries of bus operators, while the capital budget pays for the buses they drive or the parking lots that SEPTA builds.