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Monday, May 24, 2021, 6pm @ 1234 Market St: People’s SEPTA Budget
Sunday, July 18, 2021 @ 3pm/2:30pm social @ TBD: 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.
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.
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.