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EJ communities need rep on new T board

EJ communities need rep on new T board

DUE TO STRONG support from transit riders and workers, the Massachusetts Legislature recently took a huge step forward to ensure racial equity and environmental justice in the Commonwealth’s largest transit authority — and now Gov. Charlie Baker has an opportunity to listen to communities of color and do the right thing.

For months, riders and workers alike have been calling for the new MBTA Board to include both a worker representative and rider from the environmental justice, or EJ, communities that depend on transit the most. The Legislature listened, ensuring that the seven-member board has two dedicated spots to represent the knowledge and interests of the people closest to the heart of the system.”

Read the article at Commonwealth Magazine

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