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Join Us to Save Public Transit

Join Us to Save Public Transit

December 14,2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in sharply declining ridership and emergency funding to support our essential service remains in doubt. As a result, public transportation faces an existential threat. On Tuesday, December 15, AC Transit and public transit agencies in the Bay Area and in the nation are coming together to call on Congress and the Administration to provide at least $32 billion in emergency transit funding. These funds are needed to ensure that AC Transit and other providers can continue to provide service and recover from the economic fallout of the pandemic.

Our industry is facing a dire financial crisis, and emergency funding has never been more urgent. We urge you to join us and help save this essential service in our communities:

  • Reshare our posts from @RideACT on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to help raise awareness about #SavePublicTransit
  • Post your own message using #SavePublicTransit and invite your followers to share them. Sample messages below:

√  The economy can’t recover without public transit services. Don’t leave us without this essential service. Congress needs to act NOW to #SavePublicTransit

√  61% of public transit systems will need to reduce service and lay off employees without an additional emergency federal funding from Congress. Don’t leave Americans without essential transit service. #SavePublicTransit

√  Join us in the fight! Without emergency funding, public transit systems will be forced to further reduce service and implement cuts that will devastate families and communities for years to come. #SavePublicTransit

√  77 percent of American voters support emergency funding for public transportation, so that front line workers can get to jobs and help the economy recover. #SavePublicTransit

√  We urge both elected leaders and the Administration to enact at least $32B in COVID-19 emergency funding legislation BEFORE Congress adjourns for the year. The survival of the public transportation industry is at stake. #SavePublicTransit

  • Call or email your elected officials. Click here to find your Representative’s contact information, and here to contact our Senators, and use these talking points

Thank you for showing your support for AC Transit and the communities we serve. Together, we can help save public transit!