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Cancelled/Postponed: Better Transit, Stronger Community: Panel Discussion

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Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Appleton Public Library (Room C), 225 North Oneida Street, Appleton

Postponed/canceled event: This event is canceled as a cautionary measure to protect members of our community. This is an important discussion that ESTHER will reschedule at a later date.

Learn about:

Jaunty red transit bus

  • Services currently offered by Valley Transit
  • Highlights of the Valley Transit Development Plan
  • Demographic trends in our community that are increasing demands for public transportation
  • Two transit riders, who will speak of their experiences using Valley Transit.
  • Transit funding

Together, we will discuss how we can continue to strengthen transit and our community.

Panelists include Sarah Schneider--Valley Transit Mobility Manager, Peter Skopec—WISPIRG plus two Valley Transit riders. Local legislators and candidates are invited.

Free and open to the public.

Help spread the word - download and share the attached flier.

Co-sponsored by:

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Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group

How robust transit services strengthen our community:

The benefits of transit are often focused on connecting people to places. Being able to access work, school, clinics, places of worship, grocery stores and other shopping are indeed basic necessities and core benefits of public transit. Yet it is also true that transit helps to connect us to one another.

  • Better transit gives people opportunity to visit family and friends, to engage in leisure activities, sports, entertainment and be an active part of the community.
  • Better transit can help retain young people in Wisconsin who increasingly prefer to live and work in neighborhoods where they can walk, bike or take public transit.
  • Better transit can help address transportation needs for our growing senior population, many of whom cannot or choose not to drive.  They need not be confined to their homes with no access to jobs, family and community.
  • Better transit so that employers are able to draw on pools of qualified Wisconsin workers when more people can get to work using public transportation.

Greater investments are needed for public transportation so that we can have both a better transit system and a stronger community.

Transit flier Mar 23-2020 (PDF)289.15 KB
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