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Now more than ever, we need a transit system that works for all.

This means safe, affordable and accessible service
for all our communities.

Even as COVID-19 has reshaped our daily lives, bus and train service remains essential to the riders who make hundreds of thousands of trips a day, especially to the frontline workers who have kept our communities running during the pandemic. Massachusetts needs strong transportation systems to keep people safe and make sure we are prepared for recovery. 

Take Action 
Join us in fighting for a safer and more robust transit system. Write to the MBTA’s Fiscal Management Control Board today and let them know that public transit is a public good and should not be cut! Click on the options below send an email to the FMCB members.

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Now more than ever, we need a transit system that works for all.

This means safe, affordable and accessible service for all our communities.

Even as COVID-19 has reshaped our daily lives, bus and train service remains essential to the riders who make hundreds of thousands of trips a day, especially to the frontline workers who have kept our communities running during the pandemic.  Massachusetts needs strong transportation systems to keep people safe and make sure we are prepared for recovery. 
Take Action 

Join us in fighting for a safer and more robust transit system. Write to the MBTA’s Fiscal Management Control Board today and let them know that public transit is a public good and should not be cut! Click on the options below send an email to the FMCB members.

I am…

Click on the icons above to send an email to the FMCB members.

Transit in Crisis

Drops in ridership have revealed the vulnerability of our transit systems, demonstrating that current funding mechanisms are not sustainable in moments of crisis.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is proposing deep service cuts that would do irreparable damage to the Commonwealth’s largest transit system. And Massachusetts’ 15 Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) are facing uncertainty and delays in the state funding they rely on.

Transit cuts would reduce access for all our communities, increasing the burden on communities of color and low-income families, who already have been disproportionately affected by COVID.

Read more about why transit cuts are the wrong direction for Massachusetts. 

Stop the Cuts and Fund Transit

To stop MBTA cuts and get our Regional Transit Authorities the funds they need:

  • The Massachusetts legislature should enact new progressive revenue options to fund transit, like raising the tax rates on unearned income and corporate income.

  • The MBTA and RTAs should actively seek federal support and new progressive revenues at the state level.
We Need a Real Public Voice in Transit Decisions
Riders and transit workers must have a real say in the systems that shape their lives.

  • The MBTA should have a meaningful public input process before deciding on cuts, including opportunities that are accessible to communities of color, people with disabilities, seniors, and people who speak languages other than English.

  • The Fiscal Management and Control Board that oversees the MBTA should include rider and worker representation after the current appointments have expired.

  • RTAs should ensure that riders’ and workers’ input is considered before any cuts or funding formula changes are planned.

Invest in our Public Transit with Corporate Fair Share Policies

Large corporations and their wealthy shareholders have used loopholes, tax breaks, and weak corporate disclosure laws to avoid paying their fair share of taxes for years. In the last four
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About Us

Public Transit Public Good is a partnership of transit workers and riders throughout Massachusetts fighting for the future of public transit. PTPG is convened by Community Labor United.

Interested in joining our efforts? Reach out to us today!

About Us

Public Transit Public Good is a partnership of transit workers and riders throughout Massachusetts. PTPG is convened by community Labor United.

Interested in joining our efforts? Reach out to us today!

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