5th Square Transit Committee - Second Meeting

Image: Arthur Etchells

Come to the second meeting of 5th Square's Transit Committee, and help us build a powerful new transit rider advocacy organization for Philadelphia.

At our first meeting, attended by over 40 interested advocates, we discussed 5th Square's work on transit advocacy so far (free transfers, SEPTA Key kiosk design, university pass), some projects currently in the pipeline (City Council District bus service fact sheets and report) and brainstormed some ideas for campaigns and issues attendees were interested in working on.

According to survey cards returned by attendees, the biggest areas of interest were, in no particular order:

- Bus Turnaround campaign modeled on NYC Bus Turnaround campaign/Transit rider Organizing

- Supporting SEPTA YAC's Student Fare Discount Initiative (Automatic transit pass enrollment for college students)

- Regional Rail Service Frequency/Reverse Commuting Improvements

- SEPTA Key, Fare Policy, and Usability Issues

- Research and Data Analysis to Support Advocacy Initiatives

At our second meeting, we'll continue our discussion about the Transit Committee's priorities, and begin breaking into teams to establish some goals and strategies to start winning changes in each of these areas.

Get involved: Sign up to volunteer and select 5th Square Transit Committee.

Where: Temple University, Science Education and Research Center (SERC). 1925 N 12th St, Room 110. Building #43 on the map below

When: Monday, October 1, 2018

  • October 01, 2018 at 6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Temple University - SERC 110
    1925 N 12th St
    Room 110
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    United States
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John Owens Mason Carter Michael Noda Kara Nelson Scott Winkleman Andrew Litts Mikala Moorech Casey Madden Jimmy Salfiti Brian Vaughn Benjamin Harris Kangjie Liu Nina Lindenbaum Patrick Kelly Brandon Snead Deirdre Dingman Mandy Smith

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