Week-long series of events aimed at improving Asheville bus system

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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People’s Transit Week, sponsored by the nonprofit Just Economics, is aimed at improving Asheville’s bus system and getting people connected with it. Here are the events planned for this week:

People’s Transit Week Schedule of Events
January 29-February 4, 2017; a week of events sponsored by Just Economics’ Peoples’ Voice on Transportation Equality

Monday, Jan. 30, 6-7 p.m. Transit Town Hall Community Room, Arthur R. Edington Center
Hear and share stories about taking public transit by necessity to get to work, your children to school, to medical appointments and the grocery store. Learn more about the People’s Voice on Transportation Equality and our 19 Point People’s Agenda for Transit Reform. This transit campaign was started by people who have to ride the bus and is powered by necessity riders and their allies.

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 4-5 p.m. Meet and Greet at the ART Station
We will be greeting bus riders, hearing stories, and sharing information about the Peoples’ Transit Campaign.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 Listening Sessions
Listening sessions will be held with Transit Campaign members and Asheville City Council people focusing on stop reinstatement for vulnerable riders and extended evening service for workers.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:15 p.m. Victory Year Rally & Press Conference, Transit Center
We will gather to talk about how we have made better buses together over these last 3 years and to call ourselves to collectively work to declare full victory for the 19 Point People’s Agenda on Transportation Reform in 2017!

Friday, Feb. 3 Driver Appreciation Day anytime, all day
Join us as we celebrate our hard working bus drivers! Volunteers from the Peoples’ Transit Campaign will make and share small gifts of appreciation to be shared with personal thank yous to the drivers at the bus station. We will encourage riders to show gratitude through thank yous, cards, and small tokens of appreciation.

Saturday, Feb. 4 Online Action Saturday anytime, all day
Advocate for better buses for those who have to ride the bus by writing City Council and signing on to be a Transit Campaign supporter. Look for an action alert from the campaign today.

For more information about the Peoples’ Transit Week Events, please contact Amy at Just Economics by phone: 828-505-7466 or via email: [email protected].

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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