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Transit for All

Saturday, 30 March 2013 12:50 By Andrew Stelzer, National Radio Project | Radio Report

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When city budgets are cut, public transportation is often on the chopping block. And routes and lines serving those who need the service most, can be the first to go. But from New York to Portland and San Francisco to Argentina, an emerging ‘transportation justice’ movement is standing up for people’s right to ride.

Featuring:

Nick Persky, San Francisco Youth Commission member; Paolo Acosta, Balboa High School student; David Campos and John Avalos, San Francisco supervisors; Romeo Edmead, blind advocate in New York City; Lester MarksLighthouse International Government Affairs director; Laura Rodríguez, train rider; Edgardo Reynoso, Sarmiento Line Trainworkers’ Union organizer; Olga Vicente, Transportation planner; Adrián Lutvak, Student activist; Juan Carlos Cena, National Movement for the Recovery of Argentina’s Trains president; Julián Rebón, Universidad de Buenos Aires sociology professor; Suzy Thurston, Derek EspinozaTriMet riders; Cameron Johnson, OPAL member; Neal McFarlaneTriMet CEO, Khan Pham, former OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon communications director; Jared FranzOPAL Environmental Justice Oregon transportation policy assistant.

Thanks to contributing producers Jennifer Kemp, Eric Klein, Eilis O’Neill, Britta Conroy-Randall and to the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation for partial support of this show.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

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Transit for All

Saturday, 30 March 2013 12:50 By Andrew Stelzer, National Radio Project | Radio Report

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Truthout needs your support to produce grassroots journalism and disseminate conscientious visions for a brighter future. Contribute now by clicking here.

When city budgets are cut, public transportation is often on the chopping block. And routes and lines serving those who need the service most, can be the first to go. But from New York to Portland and San Francisco to Argentina, an emerging ‘transportation justice’ movement is standing up for people’s right to ride.

Featuring:

Nick Persky, San Francisco Youth Commission member; Paolo Acosta, Balboa High School student; David Campos and John Avalos, San Francisco supervisors; Romeo Edmead, blind advocate in New York City; Lester MarksLighthouse International Government Affairs director; Laura Rodríguez, train rider; Edgardo Reynoso, Sarmiento Line Trainworkers’ Union organizer; Olga Vicente, Transportation planner; Adrián Lutvak, Student activist; Juan Carlos Cena, National Movement for the Recovery of Argentina’s Trains president; Julián Rebón, Universidad de Buenos Aires sociology professor; Suzy Thurston, Derek EspinozaTriMet riders; Cameron Johnson, OPAL member; Neal McFarlaneTriMet CEO, Khan Pham, former OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon communications director; Jared FranzOPAL Environmental Justice Oregon transportation policy assistant.

Thanks to contributing producers Jennifer Kemp, Eric Klein, Eilis O’Neill, Britta Conroy-Randall and to the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation for partial support of this show.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

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