Events In Your Area

 

Pennsylvania

 

City

Agency

Event

Harrisburg

Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association

PPTA will conduct a large press conference on April 8 during its annual statewide conference, (April 7-9) on the EXPO show floor against a backdrop of attendees and vendors. The April 8 event will call attention to the national day, set the stage with messaging, and give state members a “springboard” for local activities on SU4T day. The press conference will focus on the “big picture”—transportation, not only public transit, and the national need for investments, not just the state. Confirmed press conference speakers include former Gov. Ed Rendell; state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who will discuss the negative impact of no funding/no long-term bill on state businesses; state Acting Penn DOT Secretary Leslie Richards; and the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, a member of the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition, a bipartisan group that secured transportation funding. Agencies throughout the state will conduct local events, issue press releases, distribute flyers on buses, and push social media.

Lancaster

South Central Transit Authority

Participating in PPTA event.

Reading

Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority

Participating in PPTA event.

Erie

Erie Metropolitan Transit

Participating in PPTA event.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

Local advocates from community development, public transit, ped/bike, labor, and business sectors join with communities nationwide to emphasize need for long-term investment in US transportation infrastructure before funding evaporates on May 31.

WHO: Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Bike Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

WHAT: Stand Up for Transportation Day –Pittsburgh area leaders are joining with their counterparts nationwide, April 9, 2015 to draw attention and awareness to the looming federal transportation funding crisis and call on Congress to follow Pennsylvania’s lead by passing a comprehensive, sustainable transportation funding package. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), with support from national and local partners from transportation, business, labor and community oriented interests, Stand Up for Transportation Day will unite the voices of 200+ participating organizations in over 140 communities nationwide to focus on the federal transportation funding crisis’s urgency and provide a Pittsburgh-region context.

York

rabbittransit

Participating in the PPTA event.

Lancaster

Red Rose Transit

Participating in the PPTA event.

Philadelphia

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

In conjunction with the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, SEPTA will hold a rally outside historic City Hall. Scheduled speakers include former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Acting FTA Administrator Therese McMillan, PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and members of the region’s congressional delegation. Joining SEPTA will be a coalition of businesses, labor unions, consultants and other government officials, business and labor leaders, and stakeholders.

Check out the following videos from the event:
#StandUp4Transportation Rally Highlights Critical Needs
#SU4T - Stand Up 4 Transportation Rally
Stand Up 4 Transportation Wrap-Up

Lancaster

South Central Transit Authority

The South Central Transit Authority, Lancaster, PA, is a partner in the April 8 PPTA event in Lancaster.

Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Organizing a rally with SEPTA and other partners.


 

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