These are the two presentations by Gladys Gifford, Lynn Magdol and Doug Funke that Citizens for Regional Transit shared at CNU 22.
The National Highway Trust Fund (an important source for transit funding) is going broke!
As cars are becoming more fuel-efficient and Americans are driving fewer miles, there is a lot less gas tax revenue collected; the highway trust fund is becoming exhausted. The federal gasoline tax hasn't been raised since 1993 and has never been indexed to inflation. Given this looming fiscal cliff, doing nothing is not an option.
Contact your federal representative today!
CITIZENS FOR REGIONAL TRANSIT INVITES YOU TO A CONFERENCE
The Case for Transit: How light rail can be a vehicle for sustainable economic development
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Coffee and registration begin at 8:00 – Conference from 9:00 to 2:00
Co-sponsored by Canisius College
Click here for the location
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nadine Lemmon, Legislative Advocate, Tri-State Transportation Campaign. “Making Transit Work…. Economically!”
Panel: Mark Croce, Dr. Daniel Hess, Hal Morse, Patrick Whalen, Howard Zemsky.
Tour: DL&W and Central Terminals and future airport light rail alignment from 2:00 to 4:00
To register for the event, lunch and the tour, click here.
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
$10 cost for optional box lunch, paid at the door
Reservations for lunch and/or tour are due by September 7th. You may also download the registration form below and send to Citizens for Regional Transit, c/o CRT Conference, 289 Ashford Avenue, Tonawanda, NY 14150.
Call 716-833-9543 with questions.
This presentation by CRT President Doug Funke lays out the case for expansion of public transit in the Western New York region. You can download it in two parts, in PDF format.
League of Women Voters Buffalo-Niagara presents
"Transportation: WNY Path to the Future"
May 9, 2012, 4-6 pm, Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY
Forum will offer steps to take now, to foster sustainable transportation for the future in WNY.
Panelists: Amy Weymouth-Michaux and Kelly Dixon, transportation analysts with the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council; Dr. Wende A. Mix, Buffalo State professor in Planning; Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, 58th District, member NYS Senate Transportation and Commerce and Agriculture committees; Hon. Sam Hoyt, Empire State Development Corporation, former NYS Assemblyman
Moderator: Gladys Gifford, President, Citizens for Regional Transit
Discussion to follow presentations by panel. Event is free and open to the public.