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Sunday, May 16, 2021 @ 3pm/2:30pm social: TRU General Meeting
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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.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 21, 2020 Since September SEPTA riders have been testifying to the SEPTA board about overcrowding on SEPTA buses and asking for a timeline for the return of the Chestnut Hill West Line. SEPTA refuses to acknowledge that some buses are regularly crowded and refuses to give a timeline for a return of the Chestnut Hill West Line. SEPTA will receive $252 million dollars in federal aid as part of the most recent COVID relief bill.
On May 31 and June 1 SEPTA buses are used to transport police to protests. Transit service is suspended at 6pm on Sunday May 31. On June 3rd, 2020 the Philly Transit Riders Union called on SEPTA GM Leslie Richards to stop using our public transit vehicles to transport police to protests. On June 4th, SEPTA GM Leslie Richards and SEPTA Board Chair Pat Deon release a statement that says in part “We cannot be neutral.