Giving transit riders in Chicagoland a stronger voice

Released Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Giving transit riders in Chicagoland a stronger voice
New Riders for Better Transit campaign fights for funding and transit service improvements

Chicago, Aug. 24, 2011 -- As transit agencies prepare their budgets for next year, the riding public is bracing itself for another round of possible service cuts and fare increases.

To fight for the needs of transit riders, the Active Transportation Alliance launched Riders for Better Transit, a new initiative to organize transit riders in the Chicago region to demand better transit options.

Residents and community leaders can declare their support for better transit and learn more at www.ridersforbettertransit.org.

“Riders across the region know our system is plagued by slow zones, overcrowding and deteriorating stations, and every community has a laundry list of needs, from restoring bus service that’s been cut to increasing train frequencies,” said Ron Burke, Executive Director of Active Trans. “Our region can barely maintain our current transit service, much less make improvements riders need. The bottom line is transit in our region is significantly underfunded.”

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