Memphis Bus Riders Union will be holding it’s May meeting this Saturday, May 3rd from 12 to 2PM at MCIL 1633 Madison Ave.
We had to move the meeting from our regularly scheduled date due to Rolling for Independence which is May 10th. Rolling For Independence is a fundraiser for MCIL. We hope you can participate in this event as well and support our allies at MCIL. More info for the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/522927967790960/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
On the agenda for this Saturday will be some updates on city budget deliberations. Mayor Wharton has proposed a budget that would restore 1.5 million in funding for MATA. At the city council budget hearing yesterday, the committee passed an amendment made by Harris to add an additional 800,000 to MATA’s operations budget, bringing MATA’s city funding back to 2010 levels.
MBRU will be meeting with council members to ensure that this funding is approved.
Also we’d like to announce that our Co-Chair Shelia Williams has been appointed to the MATA board. This is a huge victory for bus riders!
Please join us Saturday and help continue to organize for improved public transit.
May 3rd from 12 to 2PM at MCIL 1633 Madison Ave.