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Rally with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu to build support for investing in transit service

Rally with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu to build support for investing in transit service

As WalkBoston testified at a MBTA Fare Proposal public hearing in February, the debate over increasing MBTA fares is a symptom of a much larger problem: how we fund transportation in Massachusetts is broken, and we fail to consider our transportation system as a whole.

MBTA riders are asked to pay more time and time again, yet the gas tax has only been increased once since 1991 (in 2013, by just 3 cents). Meanwhile our Regional Transit Authorities continue to struggle and our roads and bridges face significant funding gaps. We need to raise revenue across all travel modes to support the infrastructure needed for all travel modes.

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, Golden Shoe winner & annual meeting keynote speaker in 2017, is mobilizing riders, colleagues on the Boston City Council, councilors across the region, and lawmakers on Beacon Hill to build support for investing in transit service by leading two days of transit activism this Sunday, 6/30, and Monday, 7/1, in protest of the MBTA fare hikes taking place on Monday, July 1st. Her goal is to show strength in numbers of MBTA ridership–we can force political will to change if everyone just gets on the same page!

To get involved

If you’re interested, you can sign up at bit.ly/unfairhikes, or through the Facebook Event on Michelle’s Facebook here. You can also connect with her on Twitter or Instagram @wutrain.

Learn more

Boston Globe: Michelle Wu to protest MBTA fare hikes with volunteers at T stations

WBUR: Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu To Rally For A #BostonTParty

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