"Where Is This Train Going?" Freight Rail in the Public Interest

Start: 2023-09-12 20:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: 2023-09-12 21:15:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

What would it look like to have a public transportation system that actually serves the public interest? Unfortunately, in the U.S. we don’t have such a system.

The transportation sector accounts for nearly 10% of workers in the US and is the largest contributor of US greenhouse gas emissions. And whether we're talking about motor vehicles and highways, mass transit, railroads, or school buses, it is workers, frontline communities, and our climate that are thrown into crisis by corporate greed. At the same time, a sole focus on electric vehicles won't solve the climate or frontline pollution crises, nor guarantee good union jobs, nor prevent toxic derailments.

Join the Labor Network for Sustainability to hear from railroad workers and surrounding communities and help us develop a new understanding of this vital infrastructure toward a system in the public interest.