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Don't X Out Public Transportation Rallies

Don't X Out Public Transportation rallies are being scheduled around the country for Sept. 20. At the rallies, public transit riders, advocates and employees will call on Congress to support public transportation by opposing proposed cuts of more than one third to federal transportation funding.

Here's the list of rallies as of Sept. 14:

  • Birmingham, Alabama
    Rally at 17th Street and Morris Avenue (Map)
    3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Boston, Massachusetts – Details TBD
  • Chicago, Illinois
    Rally at Union Station, 251 N Clinton Street (Map)
    4:00 PM
  • Cleveland, Ohio
    Rally on the Public Square, Frankfurt Avenue and Ontario Street (Map)
    12:00 PM
  • Fall River & New Bedford, Massachusetts
    PLEASE NOTE: This event is taking place on Sept. 21.
    Rally at City Hall with the Mayors at 2:00 PM; we will march from the Fall River bus terminal to City Hall at 1:45 PM
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
    Rally at J. Douglas Galyon Depot Transportation Center, 236 E. Washington Street in Greensboro (Map)
    10:00 AM
  • Johnstown, Pennsylvania
    CamTran drivers will be wearing red armbands and handing out ‘Don’tX’ stickers to passengers all day. CamTran passengers, remember to wear red on September 20th to show your support for your public transit system!
  • Los Angeles, California
    Rally at Northeast corner of S. Western Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard (Map)
    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Miami, Florida – Details TBD
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Rally at Government Plaza Station on 5th Street between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue (Map)
    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • New York, New York - Details TBD
  • Oakland, California
    Rally on the corner of Broadway and 14th Street (Map)
    4:00 PM
  • Providence, Rhode Island
    Rally at Kennedy Plaza (Map)
    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Springfield, Massachusetts
    Rally on the corner of Main Street and Lyman Street (Map)
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Worchester, Massachusetts – Details TBD

A proposed 35 percent cut in federal funding for public transportation would lead to service delays, overcrowding, fare increases and cutbacks to the number of vehicles running, leading to longer wait times. These cuts would have a severe effect on the country’s ability to create and sustain jobs, further hampering efforts to stimulate and grow the national economy.

Don’t X Out Public Transportation Day is the combined effort of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, National Association of Public Transportation Advocates in Action (NAPTA), Reconnecting America, Transit Riders for Public Transportation, Transportation for America (T4), the Transportation Equity Network, Transportation Workers Union (TWU), Urban Habitat and transit systems and advocates across the country.

For more information and to learn about local events in communities across the country visit www.supporttransit.org.