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Home > Press > Upcoming Events > You Can't Get There from Here: Accessible Transportation and its Impact on Community Health Webinar

You Can't Get There from Here: Accessible Transportation and its Impact on Community Health Webinar

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (12:00PM - 2:00PM)
  • Free
  • Webinar
Cities like Boston and San Francisco are facing on-going rate hikes that threaten to make public transportation unaffordable for the citizens who need it most. At the same time, many cities and towns are fighting just to get public transportation. Additionally, Congress is considering legislation that would remove 30 years of dedicated funding to public transportation. Over and over again, we are seeing policies that are taking the "public" out of public transportation.

This webinar will look at ways to shift the transportation conversation back to how truly public transportation impacts the livelihood and civic life of cities and their residents. Participants will get to hear real-life examples (and victories!) from ACE in Boston and POWER in San Francisco, as well as explore how transportation justice and injustice is impacting our work towards healthy communities.

Presenters: Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE), Boston, MA; People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), San Francisco, CA

Moderators: Lori Lobenstine, Youth Action Lead, of Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), Boston, MA