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Mo’ Money Mo’ Service! Rally and Lobby Day for Transit to Move All PA!

image description: Flyer for the Transit for All PA! Rally and Lobby Day on April 30th has the title” “Mo’ Money! Mo’ Service!” with the Transit for All PA! logo, a textbox that reads “Rally + Lobby Day!” and a passport stamp that says “April 30, 2024 Harrisburg Join Us!” with a photo of a transit advocate who has their fist raised in the air

Transit Rider+Worker Rally in Harrisburg on April 30th will urge state politicians to connect our communities and pass the first increase to transit funding in over a decade – Join us!

 

Whether we are black or white, whether we live in big cities, small towns, or rural communities, all Pennsylvanians deserve safe, reliable, dignified transportation to the places we need to go. 

But for years, partisan political in-fighting has kept us from reliable public transport systems to get us to our healthcare, jobs, schools and homes. 

Grassroots advocacy from Pennsylvania transit riders and transit workers has urged the Governor to propose a state budget that includes the first increase to public transit funding in over a decade! But this proposal won’t become law until it passes the House and Senate.

Now its time to turn up the pressure!  With a proposed $282.3 million to fund improved transit in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, transit riders and transit workers are heading to the PA Capitol on April 30th. We are going to let our elected officials know what expanded transit would mean for us and our communities – and we need you to join us!

By raising our voices together across race and place, we can win the transit improvements Pennsylvanians deserve. You can take action to expand affordable, reliable community transportation options by sending this letter to your elected representatives and joining us for the Harrisburg Lobby Day on  April 30th – RSVP Today! (a free lunch will be given to all in-person RSVPs)

Accessibility information

What to expect: 

Attendees will join dozens of other transit riders, transit workers, and supportive elected officials from across the state at a press conference and rally in the central rotunda of the Pennsylvania Capital in Harrisburg.  Speakers will tell stories about the importance of transit in their lives and communities and call on elected officials to champion the Governor’s proposed transit funding increase.  After the press conference, attendees will have the opportunity to join small groups that will hold meetings with their individual elected officials to urge them to support expanded funding for transit. Lunch will be provided free to all event RSVPs. 

Transportation

Transportation is being coordinated by region, so attendees should check the box on the RSVP form if they would like to join the group traveling from their region. Organizers will reach out to you to coordinate further. If you want to reach out to staff, you can email info@pittsburghforpublictransit.org.

Food and water

Snacks and bottled water will be available for attendees throughout the event. After the press conference and rally attendees will eat lunch in the Capitol Building’s cafeteria. See their menu and weekly specials on their facebook page. All rally attendees who RSVP on this page’s form will have their lunch cost covered by Transit for All PA!.

Accessibility: 

Any accessibility needs that you share in the RSVP form will stay private with the planning staff. Accessibility needs for transportation will be shared with the people coordinating transportation to Harrisburg from your region. The Capitol Building is challenging to navigate. See the maps and info for wheelchair accessibility on the PA Capitol Building’s webpage.

COVID procedures: 

We encourage everyone to take an at-home COVID rapid test before arriving. Please stay home if you are feeling sick or have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available for those who need them. There is outdoor space available around the Capitol Building’s campus.