TRU News Items
SRTA receiving an extra $4.5 million, and Bus Riders United have some suggestions
Coalition calls for transportation payroll tax
November 29, 2012
By Matt Murphy, StateHouse News Service
A new payroll tax on upper-income earners in Massachusetts would produce revenues to cover part of a gap between available funds and resources needed to maintain the state’s transportation infrastructure and avoid large fare hikes, according to unions and advocates for the state’s seniors, students and disabled transit riders.
"FIX IT, FUND IT, MAKE IT FAIR": HOUSE BILL 4161
June 14, 2012
By Alex Ramirex, Dig Boston
The T Riders Union (part of Alternatives for Community & Environment), Mass. Senior Action Council, and Green Justice Coalition sponsored the assembly, along with a coalition of other groups like local Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) chapters. Ralliers then met with district reps, pushing them to support the bill and key amendments regarding fare increases and evasion penalties.