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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.

For years, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has faced funding shortages and high debt load, and the pandemic drop in ridership has worsened these long-standing problems. Rather than pursuing real solutions, the MBTA is implementing deep service cuts, and more severe rollbacks may be on the horizon. At the same time, Massachusetts’ 15 Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) face chronic underfunding and uncertainty, making it difficult to withstand the challenges of the pandemic and meet the transit needs of communities across the Commonwealth.

If the transit crisis disproportionately burdens communities of color and low-income families, who already have been severely affected by COVID.

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

Stop the Cuts

The MBTA and RTAs should not cut service. Instead, we need new investment to ensure our trains, buses, trolleys and paratransit are safe, affordable, and accessible to all who need them.

Fund Transit

To stop cuts and build the transit we 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 use federal stimulus funds and new state funding to prevent cuts and improve service.

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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Make Transit Affordable

For years, many riders have struggled to afford transit fares. During the pandemic, ridership remains highest on lines serving low income communities, where people depend heavily on public transit. These communities are home to many essential workers, who we have hailed as heros throughout the pandemic. Essential workers—and all riders—deserve affordable transit.

A Real Voice for Riders and Workers

Riders and transit workers must have a real say in the systems that shape their lives.

  • The Fiscal Management and Control Board that oversees the MBTA should include rider and worker representation.
  • Riders’ and workers’ input should drive decision-making on transit statewide

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.

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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