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Join us on July 20 for Transit Justice Talk: COVID-19 and Beyond

COVID-19 has had a major impact on transit in the short term, and the impact will likely continue in the long term.

In a virtual conversation on Monday, July 20th, Active Transportation Alliance’s Bus Organizing Fellows Rylen Clark and Jamaine Alberto Gooding will sit down with State Senator Robert Peters of the 13th District and Alderman Matt Martin of the 47th Ward to discuss their thoughts on transit, socioeconomic equity, and how they intersect. 

RSVP today to join us for the conversation on July 20th.

The Bus Organizing Fellows will give an overview of their recent outreach efforts, and then will facilitate a discussion with Senator Peters and Alderman Martin. The conversation will focus on the future of transit in Chicago — from transit fares and funding, to rear-door boarding and its impact on the health and safety of drivers and passengers, as well as the recent transit shut down and its impact on riders. 

We welcome your questions for Senator Peters and Alderman Martin. Please submit any questions you have for them related to transit and transit justice via the RSVP form.

What: Transit Justice Talk: COVID-19 and Beyond with Senator Robert Peters and Alderman Matt Martin

When: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 20th 

Where: Virtual via Zoom and Facebook live 

RSVP: Please RSVP to confirm your attendance and submit any questions you have for Senator Peters and Alderman Martin. We will email a Zoom link for the event to everyone who RSVPs. 

There will be a sign-language interpreter for the event. Please use the RSVP form to share any other accessibility needs.

We will also livestream the event on the Active Transportation Alliance Facebook page.

Photo credit: WTTW News