Time: May 30, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Website or Map: https://secure3.convio.net/en…
Phone: (617) 747-4314
Event Type: masspirg, public transportation
Organized By: MASSPIRG
Latest Activity: May 23, 2013
Please join MASSPIRG for a Public Transportation Roundtable on Thursday, May 30th at 5:00 p.m. at Old Sturbridge Village.
Visit the link above for more details and to RSVP.
With limited access to public transportation in Central Massachusetts, most of us are forced to drive as part of our daily routines. Much of the state sits in traffic, polluting our air and spending our tax dollars on bigger highways. Governor Patrick has proposed that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts make a large investment in transportation to repair and modernize the system we have now, and bring us into the twenty-first century. The Legislature is debating their plan in committee now, so this is the time to promote that investment, and to make sure it benefits Central Massachusetts.
MASSPIRG and our coalition partners at Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA) have been sponsoring roundtables in every region of the Commonwealth. This Roundtable is an opportunity to let decision makers hear your thoughts on what needs improvement in your area: Whether it’s more public transportation options, expanding Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s (WRTA’s) service or repairs to the existing roads and bridges in Western Massachusetts, this is your chance to speak up for better transportation in your region.
Please join us to hear local officials, experts and policy makers discuss these issues, including Stephen O'Neil, Administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority, Alexandra McNitt, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Central Mass South, and Mary Ellen Blunt, Transportation Program Manager of the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission and to have a conversation about Central Massachusetts' transportation needs. Although we'll have experts there, you don't need to be an expert to participate — you simply need to care about transportation in Central Massachusetts.
Hope to see you there!