By: Diane Benjamin
The people wanting accountability from Connect Transit aren’t going away. They will be at Tari’s Open House on Friday:
With two seats vacating on the Connect Transit board, riders are calling on Mayor Renner to appoint two transit reliant residents to the board, with at least one being reliant on paratransit. In response to our call for rider representation. Mayor Renner told the Pantagraph that he was sticking with his plans to appoint his political allies, instead.
TELL MAYOR RENNER TO PUT PEOPLE OVER PET PROJECTS!
Connect Transit is moving forward with service cuts and rate hikes while stacking up consecutive years of budget surplus (totaling over $8 million) to fund extravagant plans for the development of a downtown multi-use transfer station. Meanwhile rampant violations of federal ADA accessibility standards are going largely unaddressed, and the award winning transit system our community used to depend on is being scrapped in favor of the development of a flashy, multi-use transfer station that has become the darling of the local political and social establishment.
This is a critical moment for the rights of people with disabilities, and all who rely on transit as a lifeline. Whether it be you, a friend or family member, or your favorite cashier or friendly face at the coffee shop: transit brings our community together. JOIN US!
If Tari does attend, this meeting could get interesting.
Attend if you can to support the people being hurt by the current policies.