No Bus Cuts! No Fare Hikes!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 in Successes and Victories

bus organizing

In 2011 our City Council announced their intention to fill budget gaps with pay cuts for city workers and by de-funding transit.  This would have led to sweeping service cuts and fare increases to our already underfunded bus system. In less than three months Chainbreaker members gathered over 600 written testimonials from bus riders, 2,000 petitions opposing cuts and mobilized dozens to attend City Council meetings, give public testimony and call elected officials in support of public transportation. This forced the Council into a compromise that stopped all cuts and fare hikes dead in their tracks. Through this campaign we built strong and lasting relationships with local unions and other community organizations.