Community forum to look at regional transit crisis, offer solutions


The lack of access to suburban jobs for urban workers has taken a toll on the Milwaukee area. Many employers have trouble filling open positions, and at the same time many Milwaukee residents feel little hope in finding work. For reasons ranging from economic development to social justice, community leaders across the political landscape are asking the same important question: what can we do to help workers get to jobs located just a few miles outside of the city?

Both workers and employers in need solutions in metro Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Transit Riders Union will host a community forum on making regional transit viable in metro Milwaukee. The event titled Uniting Metro-Milwaukee: Jobs and Justice will take place at 5:00pm on Thursday June 5, 2014 at the Hillside Terrace Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St. Panelists including community leaders, researchers and transportation planners will have a solution oriented discussion about the opportunities for regional transit in Metro-Milwaukee. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide video recorded testimony about the effects of a lack of regional transit in their daily lives.

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The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union is an organization of bus riders fighting for a safe, efficient, accountable, and affordable transit system.