Across the nation activists call for investment in public transit
In Washington D.C. grassroots activists are calling for an annual 1 billion dollar investment in the city’s Metro system. Similar to Boston’s residents, D.C. riders and workers have long suffered from austerity budgeting, and are uniting to say that they will not let workers be scapegoated or privatized due to a lack of investment in public infrastructure. These D.C.-area activists created a proposal to fund increased investment in public transit, which includes revenue from property taxes as well as sales and gas taxes. The group hopes that the improved transit services will address long-needed improvements and preserve jobs for those relying on its services.