Have you ever wondered why RIPTA constantly seems to run deficits? Did you ever think about the way to fund a public transit system?
We here at the Coalition for Transportation Choices have thought long and hard about this problem. For four years we have offered solutions to the General Assembly that can provide stable funding for infrastructure improvements and public transit. We got the state of bonding for transportation infrastructure. You are welcome. Listen to our next idea. Fund RIPTA because Buses mean Business.
This is the year to put RIPTA on a sustainable path. We even put together a short film to tell you why: http://cleanwateraction.org/ri/SupportRIPTA. *Advance warning* It is a little outrageous. So is the problem. For two years now everyone has come out to support this bill, yet somehow the General Assembly has continued to fall short. The Speaker of the House made this his #3 priority when asking for Sierra Club and Clean Water Action’s endorsement in last year’s election. All that is expected this year is just another band-aid solution.
Take a look at our preposterous piece: http://cleanwateraction.org/ri/SupportRIPTA. You know what to after that.