SITUATION: California’s public transit systems are facing enormous threats due to budget shortfalls. Ridership and fare revenue plummeted with the pandemic. Ridership is increasing gradually. Emergency federal rescue funds have played a crucial role in avoiding system collapse, but those funds will run out before ridership rebounds completely. Service cuts and raised fares would fall hardest on people dependent upon public transportation, including seniors.
We need Governor Newsome to throw a lifeline to our transit systems as part of the state budget!
ACTION: We cannot afford to allow our transit systems to unravel. Massive service cuts are not an option. The state needs to step in with short term, stop-gap funding to avert this disaster. Contact the Governor and your legislative leaders and tell them to fund public transportation in our state budget.
Governor Gavin Newsom: https://www.gov.ca.
Assemblymember Phil Ting: https://a19.asmdc.org/
Assemblymember Matt Haney: https://a17.asmdc.org/
Senator Scott Wiener: https://sd11.senate.