Public transit is in crisis, but essential to our recovery (Clean Technica)

Ann Shikany (NRDC blog) covered the work being done by Sustain Charlotte and transit advocates across the country calling for emergency transit funding to support transit agencies through the pandemic.

The story shares a quote from the keynote speaker at our recent event:

“The need for a strong regional transportation system will continue long after COVID-19 is gone…. Essential workers still need to get to work. Residents still need to be able to access each opportunity that our great region offers. And in Mecklenburg, that means being able to wake up in Matthews, work in Charlotte, get ice cream in Davidson, and travel to the Charlotte Douglas Airport without ever having to get behind the wheel.”

– U.S. Representative Alma Adams (NC-12), Sustain Charlotte Forum on December 2, 2020

Read full article here.