By: Diane Benjamin
Yesterday layoff notices were sent to employees of Connect Transit. Illinois law requires a 60 day notice be sent to the State and employees.
Connect Transit is asking people to contact their representatives. Your representatives need to hear both sides of the story. Yes, people will suffer if the buses shut down. Yes, taxpayers will suffer if they don’t.
There has to be a better way of providing transportation for less than a $12,000,000 budgeted loss. Last year it was $10,000,000. The also need to know how Connect spends the money, besides the huge empty buses: https://blnnews.com/2016/10/28/connect-transit-totals/
Regardless of which side you are on – the list below needs to hear from you:
Rep Dan Brady http://www.ilhousegop.org/contactbrady
Sen Bill Brady http://brady.senategop.org/Contact/Contact-Form
Sen Jason Barickman http://senatorbarickman.com/Contact/Contact-Form
Rep Keith Sommer email@example.com