[act-ma] TMRW, 12:30pm Protest MBTA cuts/hikes/layoffs at MBTA Board Meeting

Brian K bdubkwob at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 16:02:24 PDT 2012


Protest MBTA Fare Hikes, Service Cuts & Layoffs on Wednesday, March 14th at
the MBTA Board Meeting <http://www.occupyboston.org/2012/03/12/mbta/>

[image: OccupyMBTA Flyer 791x1024 Protest MBTA Fare Hikes, Service Cuts &
Layoffs on Wednesday, March 14th at the MBTA Board
Meeting]<http://www.occupyboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/OccupyMBTA-Flyer.jpg>
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*Meet March 14th at 12:30 PM at the Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza,
Boston*
As the Massachusetts Department of Transportation meets to discuss the fate
of the MBTA, we’ll be rallying outside and inside the meeting to demand:

   - No service cuts
   - No fare hikes
   - No layoffs
   - No privatization of our treasured public transit system.

A comprehensive state-wide plan for affordable and sustainable
transportation that works for the 99%.

For years, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has failed to fund public
transportation adequately, and forced the MBTA to borrow exorbitant sums.
Now the MBTA is trying to balance its books on the backs of those who can
afford it the least.  Drastic fare hikes, service cuts, and layoffs will
devastate students, seniors, low-income communities, people of color,
workers and everyone who must rely on the T.  The MBTA’s proposals will
also force between 55,000 and 92,000 more cars on the road each day,
creating traffic nightmares, and 50,000 tons of additional carbon dioxide
emissions per year.

For weeks, outraged T riders have packed public hearings to say no to
MBTA’s ill-conceived and damaging proposals.  It is critical that we keep
the pressure on as the Board meets for the first time after the hearings.

Join Occupy the MBTA, along with other advocates for seniors, low income
communities, workers, and the environment, on March 14th! For more
information visit http://occupymbta.org/

*Save the Date: April 4th – People’s Hearing on Transportation in the State
House*
3 pm Hearing and 5pm Rally Come after Work! (Think Wisconsin)
As the MBTA’s Public Hearings come to an end, the MassDOT boards are
meeting to decide how to squeeze more money out of the T-riding 99%, while
the banks’ profits keep flowing. Tell the MBTA and state legislators we
want real solutions, and we won’t accept higher fares, less service,
layoffs, or more pollution! We need a transportation plan for the whole
state that works for the 99%.  Join us as we take our message to the State
House as part of the National Call to Action on Transportation.
Download flyers in:
English OccupyMBTA
Flyer<http://www.occupyboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/OccupyMBTA-Flyer.pdf>
Español OccMBTA_ESPANYOL<http://www.occupyboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/OccMBTA_ESPANYOL-copy.pdf>
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