Survive and Thrive - Urge Your Local Elected Officials to Send a Letter to the State
A majority of California transit agencies including SFMTA, BART, Caltrain, AC Transit and other agencies, are heading toward a daunting fiscal cliff as federal COVID relief funding runs out while ridership regrows more gradually. This operating funding shortfall could lead to deep cuts to transit service, potentially triggering a spiral of decline with closed stations, infrequent service, no weekend transit.
Can you contact your city and/or county officials to ask them to send a letter to our state legislature budget chairs? The letter should highlight the importance of finding new funding for transit operations to the state's climate, equity and housing goals.
Here are the full instructions on how to help out. You can let the local official(s) you email know that they can edit and modify this template to submit a letter to Chair Skinner and Chair Ting.