Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Free and faster buses

The Bus Riders Union of Austin, Texas will release their report

A Proposal for Free Public Transit and Improved System Efficiency in Austin, Texas

that would make all forms of transit provided by the publicly-funded Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority free to all riders. It addresses issues of equity and air quality, provides viable rebate programs for Special Transit Services (STS) and UT Shuttle riders, proposes cuts to programs that become unnecessary under a fare-free system, and provides net overall monetary and public health gains. The report was written with input from various community organizations and individuals.
WHAT:
*Press Conference* A discussion of the positive effects of a fare-free transit system.
WHO:
BusRiders Union of Austin, Texas, PODER, ADAPT of Texas, and representatives of organizations and concerned individuals.
WHEN:
Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, 2008 10am
WHERE:
Capitol Bus Stop11th Street and Congress Ave.

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