National Partner Call Tuesday, 4/20, 1:30pm EST
Tomorrow, T4 will publicly release its long-awaited transit cuts map. A special thanks to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for their contributions to the data, and our field partners who provided additions. Please share this map with local elected officials and other relevant partners, or add more information to it.
Join us for our DC events in the next two weeks:
Join the National Partner Call tomorrow to hear more about transit cuts, the climate bill and T4 briefings/events.
- 9:30am, April 28th: College and University President's Briefing on Transportation Policy, 9:30 am to 11:00 am in SC-6 (Senate side of the Capitol Building).
- 6:30pm, May 5th: T4 America and Silicon Valley Leadership Group reception on "Transportation Policy that Works for Business," 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Senate Dirksen 406.
- 9:30am, May 6th: T4 will feature SVLG, IBM, Siemens Corp and others for a Briefing on Business Needs in the Transportation Authorization, 9:30 am to 11 am in Senate Russell 418.
202.955-5543 ext. 223
Report from Washington
EPW wrapped up their transportation hearings last week with the final session focusing on safety. The committee is now moving on to drafting the bill, and Chairwoman Boxer states they'll push to have a bill done by August Recess.
Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman are said to be releasing their climate and energy bill next Monday. However, it's still unknown if there will or will not be a linked fee for transportation funding. We are supporting CLEAN TEA cosponsors as they push for funding for clean transportation options, and as soon as we know what's in the actual bill we will let you know. Join our call tomorrow to talk about how to get engaged in this effort!
Speaking of clean transportation projects, If there was any doubt that bicycling and walking are here to stay as legitimate modes of transportation, Rep. LaTourette's (R-OH) statement today clarifying his remarks on these issues from a recent committee hearing is an indication of the widespread support bicycling and walking has in Ohio and beyond.
From April 20-28, hundreds of members of the Transportation Equity Network and their allies in eleven cities will hold a series of memorial services, rallies, and other actions to resurrect mass transit in their communities. Learn more and see if there is an event in your city by checking out the TEN website.
Partners in the News
- Last Tuesday's launch of the T4 America Social and Economic Equity Caucus, chaired PolicyLink, was a smashing success for all involved, and more importantly, we hope, for the constituencies we're advocating on behalf of. Contact Kenney Elkomous to get involved in our Equity Caucus - email@example.com.
- ATU, TWU and the Rainbow PUSH coalition have embarked on a series of rallies in support of the Carnahan-Brown operating assitance bills.