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ACTION🚴 HELP LEGALIZE PROTECTED BIKE LANES
Currently, parking-protected bike lanes aren't allowed under PA law. A bill to fix that is nearing the finish line in Harrisburg right now, but it needs another push to get it over, with a vote of the full Senate.
Ask their leadership to bring SB565 up for a final floor vote
- Vote YES on SB565 when it does come up for a final floor vote
🚌 SEPTA's COVID-19 RECOVERY SURVEY
To help SEPTA continue to respond to the region’s changing travel needs and adjust service as ridership increases, they have released a survey seeking input from riders.
Customer feedback is critical to helping SEPTA improve its services.
🚌 FEDERAL TRANSIT FUNDING RELIEF FOR PA
Transit agencies across the country are bleeding millions of dollars weekly due to the impacts COVID-19 is having on both ridership and the economy. U.S. Congress needs to invest the $32 billion to address this projected shortfall.
Unless Congress delivers more relief, this shortfall will mean fare hikes, service cuts, and shutdowns.
5th Square stands with labor, environmental, business and community orgs from across PA in asking our Senators to make sure that they include federal transit funding relief in the next stimulus package, the HEROES Act.
Also, stay tuned for an announcement of an upcoming tele-townhall with PA Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Dwight Evans, SEPTA GM Leslie Richards, and more about the need for transit funding relief for the state of Pennsylvania.
Monday, July 20th, 7 PM
⭐ 5th Square Transit | SEPTA Wayfinding and Branding Update ⭐
Join 5th Square Transit for a discussion about recent work at SEPTA on wayfinding and branding, and how this fits into upcoming 5th Square priorities like trolley modernization, the bus network redesign, and more. We will be joined by Lex Powers, Long Range Planner with SEPTA Strategic Planning & Analysis.
Monday, July 20th, 6 - 7 PM
Young Professionals in Transportation | Philly Jeopardy Night
The sun is shining, the sky is clear...but things are still not fully open. Luckily, YPT Philly has at least one of your evenings covered, and all for a good cause. Join them for their first virtual Jeopardy Night! In a round-robin format, we will ask you the toughest transportation trivia from Philly and abroad. You can be on a team or go solo but we ask each participant to pay $5 to play, with all of the money going to Philabundance to fight hunger in our community.
Wednesday, July 29th, 12:30 PM
⭐ 5th Square | Anti-Racism Book Club Discussion ⭐
5th Square will be hosting a series of book club discussions to promote an ongoing discussion around racial justice in our community. Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman will lead a conversation on the first book we're reading together, "Clean and White," about the history of environmental racism in the United States. We'll be restarting our regular monthly meetings this summer, and are excited to broaden the conversation with these book club discussions as well.
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