Please support AB 17: student transit passes

Dear Governor Brown:

Please support Assembly Bill 17 (D-Holden) to create a new generation of transit users, help underserved students, reduce the number of cars on the road, decrease vehicle miles traveled, and thereby make real cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

AB 17 passed with bipartisan support in both the Assembly (76-3) and Senate (37-3) to provide reduced-cost transit passes to public college and university students, as well as middle school and high school students.

We must take every viable step we can to build ridership and maximize vehicle trip reduction and legitimate our large-scale investments in infrastructure, from high-speed rail to local transit systems. Therefore, it is important to encourage transit use amongst future generations if California is going shift away from single-occupancy vehicles, reduce traffic, fulfill our State's commitment to reducing carbon and achieve the agreed upon reductions in the Paris Climate Accord. Well-designed student pass programs have been shown to significantly increase student ridership and to significantly reduce the cost of an education—as well as GHG emissions and air pollution.

In addition, students face high barriers to access their education and if we can lower one of many by reducing the cost of transportation to and from their school, we can help reduce absenteeism and increase enrollment at schools across this State. This is particularly true in our public community college system where a recent study in Los Angeles found 1 in 5 students were homeless and in need of assistance for costs beyond tuition.

We are counting on your support to sign AB 17 and provide a transit pass program for California’s hard-working students and as a tool for fighting climate change.

Sincerely,

 

Who's signing

Samuel Durkin
Terry Fletcher
sally abrams
Corless Smith
Peter Freedman
Jean Lindgrern
Martin Horwitz
Anne Veraldi
Armin Wright
Maureen Wesolowski
ted rees
Barbra Nystrom
James Stewart
Erin Gray
Rich Goldberg
Tiffany Wong
Kevin Slauson
Susanna Marshland
Roman Capelli
Gregg Johnson
Nancy Boyce
Barbara Rhine
Brian Boortz
Arlene Baker
Kriya Stevens
Helen Bruner
Marc Passen
Cheryl Kozanitas
Jeffrey Spencer
Eileen Hinds
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Samuel Durkin
    signed 2017-09-27 10:39:56 -0700
  • Terry Fletcher
    signed 2017-09-27 08:36:41 -0700
  • sally abrams
    signed 2017-09-27 08:05:05 -0700
  • Corless Smith
    signed 2017-09-27 08:01:50 -0700
  • Peter Freedman
    signed 2017-09-27 03:32:12 -0700
  • Jean Lindgrern
    signed 2017-09-27 01:34:56 -0700
  • Martin Horwitz
    signed 2017-09-27 00:52:04 -0700
  • Anne Veraldi
    signed 2017-09-27 00:27:59 -0700
  • Armin Wright
    signed 2017-09-27 00:11:39 -0700
  • Maureen Wesolowski
    signed 2017-09-26 21:51:48 -0700
  • ted rees
    signed 2017-09-26 21:50:05 -0700
  • Barbra Nystrom
    signed 2017-09-26 21:46:04 -0700
  • James Stewart
    signed 2017-09-26 21:21:52 -0700
  • Erin Gray
    signed 2017-09-26 21:07:37 -0700
  • Rich Goldberg
    signed 2017-09-26 20:46:06 -0700
  • Tiffany Wong
    signed 2017-09-26 20:42:00 -0700
  • Kevin Slauson
    signed 2017-09-26 20:05:52 -0700
  • Susanna Marshland
    signed 2017-09-26 20:01:27 -0700
  • Roman Capelli
    signed 2017-09-26 19:55:14 -0700
  • Gregg Johnson
    signed 2017-09-26 19:48:21 -0700
  • Nancy Boyce
    signed 2017-09-26 19:26:04 -0700
  • Barbara Rhine
    signed 2017-09-26 19:23:24 -0700
  • Brian Boortz
    signed 2017-09-26 19:15:16 -0700
  • Arlene Baker
    signed 2017-09-26 18:37:46 -0700
  • Kriya Stevens
    signed 2017-09-26 18:32:31 -0700
  • Helen Bruner
    signed 2017-09-26 17:52:19 -0700
  • Marc Passen
    signed 2017-09-26 17:50:51 -0700
  • Cheryl Kozanitas
    signed 2017-09-26 17:39:17 -0700
  • Jeffrey Spencer
    signed 2017-09-26 17:36:31 -0700
  • Eileen Hinds
    signed 2017-09-26 17:28:31 -0700

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