Solving Transit and Traffic Problems in the Cambridge Corridor

Cambridge Residents Alliance and the Mass Budget For All Coalition present:

Solving Transit and Traffic Problems in the Cambridge Corridor

PUBLIC TRANSIT IS A PUBLIC GOOD: Public transit is a lifeline for many communities and an economic driver for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It provides transit riders with opportunities to succeed by connecting them with education and employment. It provides good jobs and career pathways that enable transit workers to provide for their families. Public transit also protects against the degradation of our environment through reduced carbon emissions and gasoline consumption. Investing in public transit is essential to building and strengthening the economic and environmental well-being of our communities today and for future generations (Community Labor United Report).

Panel presentations and participant discussions:

●      Welcome - E. Denise Simmons (Mayor, City of Cambridge)

●      Legislative Perspective – Pat Jehlen (State Senator, 2nd Middlesex District)

●      Cambridge Traffic & Planning - Dennis Carlone (Cambridge City Council)

●      Fresh Pond/Alewife Issues - Jan Devereux (Cambridge City Council)

●      Cycling and Livable Communities - Steven Miller (Livable Streets Alliance)

●      Green Line Extension Updates - Ellin Reisner (Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership)

●      Red Line Upgrades - John Antanucci (M.I.T Transportation Group)

●      Transit Justice & Equity - Rafael Mares (Conservation Law Foundation)

●      MBTA Fare Structure - Caroline Casey (T-Riders Union)

●      Transit & Affordable Housing - Concetta Paul (Save Our Section 8)

●      Fair Share Tax - John Ratliff (Budget-for-All Coalition)

●      Environment & Climate Protection  - Kirstie Pecci (MassPIRG)

●      Cambridge Youth Needs – Elechi Kadete (Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association)

●      Build Subways Not Submarines – Jonathan King (Mass Peace Action) 

Please register to attend at http://www.cambridgeresidentsalliance.org/transit_traffic_forum

To assist, please contact Cambridge Residents Alliance and Mass Budget For All’s transportation committee chairperson, Mike Connolly, at mike.connolly.esq@gmail.com.

Co-Sponsors: 350Ma Transportation Group; Green Cambridge;

Program Committee: Torgun Austen, Mike Connolly, Jonathan King, John MacDougall, John Ratliff