Our youth pass pilot began on July 1!
On July 1, we gathered with MBTA and city officials to celebrate the first day of the Youth Pass pilot program. Youth and local leaders spoke about this important step towards an accessible transportation system and thanked everyone involved in the eight-year fight for a Youth Pass. See photos from the event.
The Youth Pass pilot will make a $26 monthly pass and $7 weekly pass available to 1,500 eligible young people aged 12 to 21 for one year. Thank you members for all your help in achieving this major victory!
Save the Date: ACE's Annual Meeting
Be a part of shaping ACE's work! Join us at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 29. We'll elect new Board members and share our plan and goals for the next year.
Interested in nominating an ACE member or running for our Board? Contact us to learn more! The deadline is August 21.
Food will be served. Translation and childcare available upon request.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist First Church of Roxbury (White Church)
10 Putnam Street
Victory for clean air!
We're excited to share that this morning, Mayor Marty Walsh signed into law An Ordinance to Protect Air Quality throughout the City Of Boston by Reducing Fuel Emissions, the final version of our Diesel Emissions Reduction Ordinance (DERO) that will reduce harmful pollution caused by diesel vehicles and idling. This comes after five years of organizing and working with our partners at Clean Water Action.
The battle for the survival of the MBTA is in our hands
Seeing the deplorable state of the MBTA this winter is like watching a poorly-made slasher film where the ending is obvious to everyone except the blundering, oblivious characters. Someone at a party neglects to close a door or other guests decide it's a good idea to explore the cellar during a black out - cut to the remaining partiers being just astounded when bodies start piling up in the corner.
The worst part? This crime scene was preventable.