To: The Danish Parliament
Over the past week, tens of thousands of people from across the planet
have taken to the streets of Copenhagen demanding real and just
solutions to climate change. But on the streets, as well as inside the
UN Climate Change Conference, delegates and ‘outsiders’ alike are
doubting that the conference will reach a deal that isn’t a disaster
for most of the world.
Inside the Bella Centre, where the UN delegates are meeting, numerous critical voices have been marginalised through technical and procedural manoeuvres. Others, like Friends of the Earth International, have had their accreditation revoked. Outside, the policing of protest has been consistently draconian and occasionally brutal.
The Connector is a $550 million dollar boondoogle that will cost jobs at BART, AC Transit and other transit operators as well contribute to service cuts and rising fares at these agencies. A coalition of community, policy and labor groups continues to chip away at the Connector and its assets.
OAKLAND, CA (KGO) -- A group of public transit advocates held a mock funeral this morning for services that have been lost because of budget cuts.
The Transit Riders for Public Transportation sponsored the rally outside of Oakland City Hall. Members of the group want Congress to give local transit agencies greater flexibility on how they spend the money they receive from Washington.
This bill would help avert service cuts and fare hikes by transit operators by restoring federal funding for transit operations in larger cities. The measure also provides incentives for states like California to restore the funding for transit operations that was recently eliminated because of state budget deficits.
Talking Points Below (Feel free to cut and paste into an email.)
What: BART Board Meeting
When:Thursday May 14th, 9am
Where: BART's Board Room: 344 20th Street, 3rd floor (at corner of Webster Street) in Downtown Oakland in building w/ Longs called the: Kaiser Center Mall
Don’t waste half a billion dollars of our taxes on a project we can’t afford
At a time when AC Transit, Muni, and BART are all so broke they are talking about raising fares and cutting service to pay their bills, BART wants to build an extension to the Oakland Airport so expensive to construct that it will cost $12 on top of BART fare to get to the airport. This extension would further divide up East Oakland, without providing residents with transportation (it would only stop at BART and the Airport) or long term jobs.
MUNI, BART and all of the Transit Operators
Tell MTC – Don’t Make Another Racist and Classist Funding Decision,
Don’t Gut Funding for Transit
WHEN: Wednesday, February 25th, 9:30 AM – 11:30AM
WHERE: MTC Offices at 101 8th St. Oakland, CA (Across the street from the Lake Merritt Bart Station)
Tell AC Transit you oppose the fare increase!
Public Comment Line: (510) 891-7293
Say: "No to Youth Fare increase, no to senior and disabled increase and no to service cuts!'
Have you heard? It's all over the news: people everywhere are talking about the possibility of a recession. From Wall Street to Oakland, economic tensions are high.
Four fare proposals to receive directors' attention at today's meeting AC bus riders may face fare increases
AC Transit is considering a proposal to raise its regular bus fare from $1.75 to $2 as of July 1 to cope with expected state subsidy cuts and rising operating costs.
Board members for the agency, which serves western Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, will discuss four fare-raising scenarios to raise as much as $9 million at a meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. today.