Public Transportation Advocacy Alert

From TARC:

The proposed state budget calls for a 30% decrease in funding for public transportation. The three large urban transit systems in Kentucky -- Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky -- testified before the House Transportation Budget Review Committee that $4 million is needed each year of the biennium to avoid service cuts and fare increases.

Action Needed:

One quick call today to your representative in the House. Your one phone call makes a difference. Call toll-free on the Legislative Message Line: 1-800-372-7181. Ask the operator to leave a message for your representative. If you don't know who it is, look it up at

All you have to say is: "Please increase funding to public transportation in the Louisville Metro area." (or whatever city you live in)

We need your support for public transportation because:

  • It is critical to getting people to jobs who can't afford a car or who don't drive for other reasons.
  • Reduces traffic congestion and air pollution.
  • Provides needed mobility for older adults and people with disabilities.
  • Keeps our cities competitive with other urban areas and helps attract new businesses and residents.

Thanks for all of your phone calls! There's less than three weeks left in the session! Let's make a difference!

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