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The Impact of Poor Muni Service on Transit-Dependent San Franciscans
Posted By Aaron Bialick On January 9, 2012 @ 3:00 pm In Muni,Transit Advocacy | 9 Comments
A new video from People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) highlights the impact of unreliable and unaffordable transit on low-income San Franciscans who rely on Muni.
In San Francisco, “transportation is a dividing line of access and opportunity for African American, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander communities who have the highest transit dependency in the city,” writes POWER . The group is campaigning “to shift local, regional and national mass transit priorities towards the needs of working class communities of color and to bring an analysis of race, class, and gender to bear on transportation planning decisions.” They have also called on the SFMTA  to distribute free Muni passes to low-income youth  who lack transportation options to school.
Thanks to Fran Taylor for the video.
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URLs in this post:
 writes POWER: http://youtu.be/F5643yrKONo
 called on the SFMTA: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/09/20/broad-coalition-calls-on-sfmta-to-provide-free-muni-youth-passes/
 low-income youth: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/01/27/board-of-supes-resolution-urges-free-muni-passes-for-low-income-youth/
 struggled: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/10/youth-muni-passes-could-cost-13m
 extending parking meter hours: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/11/22/commentary-san-franciscans-tired-of-free-parking-dysfunction/
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