On April 9, approximately 20 transit supporters gathered in Greenfield to discuss the importance of transportation and infrastructure and to urge Congress to pass the GROW AMERICA Act. Without Congressional action, federal transportation funding is set to expire on May 31. Transportation Justice for Franklin County hosted this informational event, which was coordinated with other communities across the country as part of Stand up for Transportation Day.
The featured speaker was Jon Weissman, an organizer with Western Massachusetts Jobs with Justice. Transportation Justice for Franklin County also showed a new video of interviews of bus riders filmed at the John W. Olver Transit Center and a local church in Greenfield. In addition, attendees were invited to share their opinions and questions.
Staff from the Franklin Regional Transit Authority and Franklin Regional Council of Governments attended and helped answer questions. Congressman Jim McGovern submitted a letter in support of steady funding for transportation and infrastructure. https://www.facebook.com/TJusticeFC