Support the Transportation Equity Package
For too long, the vast majority of our state’s transportation funding has gone to building highways, leaving millions of Californians gasping for air and struggling to get around on unsafe streets and unreliable public transportation.
A new trio of bills moving through the state legislature would start to change that trend and bring much-needed transit service, affordability, and representation to low-income communities and communities of color.
Will you reach out to your state legislators and let them know you support the Transportation Equity Bill Package? AB 17 and 179 will be heard in the Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday, August 24, so act before then if you can!
Here are some details about all three bills:
AB 17 (Holden) – Free and reduced-fare transit passes for students
This bill would create a program to provide free or reduced-fare transit passes to low-income California students in middle school, high school, and college. By making it more affordable for students to get to school and work, student transit passes help our economy and increase opportunity. They also encourage students who drive to take transit instead, which cuts climate pollution and traffic congestion.
Please join TransForm and these allies across the state in supporting this bill package:
Student Senate for California Community Colleges