Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Faith, business, labor and activists gather to discuss transit on Sept. 30

The Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC), and Transit Now! will sponsor a Transit Forum on:

Thursday, September 30 - 6:30-8:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
322 Ohio Street, Racine

The theme of the evening will be:

“Some people use public transportation, but the whole community benefits!”

Co-sponsors for the event include:
  • Downtown Racine Corporation, 
  • IBEW Local 430 
  • Hispanic Business and Professionals Association, 
  • Racine Peace and Justice Coalition, 
  • Racine Transit Task Force, 
  • SE WI Building & Construction Trades, 
  • Sierra Club-Gateway Group and John Muir Chapter, 
  • WisPIRG, and 
  • UW Parkside Student Government
Public officials, religious leaders, business leaders and union leaders are among those who have confirmed their attendance. The highlights of the evening will be first-person testimonials from people who depend on the bus for work, school and other needs. Personal stories will be shared in person and by video.

The forum will also provide solid data on Transportation, which has recently suffered from a great deal of mis-information. Some of the topics to be discussed will include the coming referendum, the status of the KRM commuter rail, and Regional Transit Authorities (RTA’s).

The evening will also feature Casey Stanton, national staff of the Transportation Equity Network, who will share stories of successes and challenges in other communities, as well as the outlook on the national level for investments in Transit.

For more information, please call Nancy Holmlund at (262) 886-3602, or

Kerry Thomas at (414) 303-1951

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