Let's Expand Transit Equitably in Maryland
With the climate crisis threatening all of our children's future, it is past time to reduce greatly our carbon footprint. The transportation sector is responsible for generating more fossil fuel emissions than any other. In Maryland, far too many people have no alternative for commuting and shopping to wasteful and expensive automobiles. Some Maryland neighborhoods do have decent access to public transportation.
But poor people, rural and inner-city residents, those with physical limitations, and predominantly black and brown communities are the least likely to have a range of options. The Transit Equity Act, sponsored by Senator Jill Carter and Delegate Sheila Ruth, addresses this wrong head-on and helps reduce Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Emissions annually.
The Senate Finance Committee is hearing testimony on this legislation today February 1st and the House Environment and Transit Committee hears testimony tomorrow February 2nd. Join our letter campaign by clicking Start Writing and tell Maryland's state representatives that we demand transit equity.