Mile High Connects and Denver Streets Partnership joined forces to host Get on the Bus: Transit Justice Forum. This conversation honed in on the connection between public transit, workforce, and the climate crisis.
“This is a dramatical different conversation at the federal level when it comes to funding for transportation,” said Ariana Gonzalez, moderator and Colorado Policy Director with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
“This is about dignity”, said Paolo Solorzano, community leader and transit advocate.
“If we increase RTD service by 40%, for a resident in Westwood, the number of jobs would increase to about 16,000,” said Matt Frommer with Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), “it really is significant.”