public transportation

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Petition to Commonwealth of Massachusettes


What is happening: The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and other regional transit authorities are lacking government level-funding to operate at the current service rate Why is this happening: The current system is supported by a percentage of funding (level-funding) through the Massachusetts Commonwealth. The government has budgeted for $80.4 million for the past four years. Because inflation continues to rise 2-3% each year, this level-funding of the RTAs is effectively a budget cut. To maintain services, the government would need to increase the funding at least $8 million dollars and for the budget to be where it should be at Why it matters: Services throughout all of Western Mass will be reduced and/or eliminated Fares will increase by 25%. A typical month pass (31 days) will increase $6-9 depending on where you purchase Who does this effect?: Significantly impacts residential riders in the Western area of Massachusetts area to get to work, health care, food, etc. Primarily impacting lower-income communities, communities of color, and the elderly Non-Residential students will not have the same level of access as they did before limiting their options for access to other college campuses, medical concerns, work, etc. What you can do: Sign this Petition! It will be hand delivered to Representative Jeffrey Sánchez’s staff. (Representative Sánchez is the current Chair of the Massachusetts Ways and Means,) This will happen Thursday, February 22, 2018 This petition will also be delivered to the different elected representatives where the PVTA Service Area resides in (i.e. Westfield, Belchertown, Amherst, South Hadley, Etc.)  Continuous advocacy for representatives to affirm their commitment to maintaining this crucial form of transportation throughout Western Massachusetts in addition to this petition. You can find your representative here. Click here for more Information!

Camille Gladieux
3,199 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Manohar Parrikar


Dear Manoharbhai, Tourism is the backbone of Goa's economy and tourists across the world & India are used to services like OLA/UBER, it's time to allow them to operate in Goa. Besides,  Goan taxi drivers never use the taxi meters required by law and charge exorbitant fares for their services. Here are benefits: Boost to Tourism Cheaper commuting for all with no return fare Less cars in crowded cities - easier parking Shared OLA will reduce traffic congestion Easy to calculate fare based on GPS - no surprises Cashless payment with online receipt for every transaction Taxes paid directly to govt. increasing tax collection Its upto the driver to find the best route Gainful employment of sincere drivers and can instantly decide to work whenever they have time even if its 2AM - Basic need for airport/hotels Instant decision to Taxi hire saves time Don't have to keep driver waiting/circling in city Old/young/designated drivers forced to drive have alternative - less accidents School kids can be dropped/picked up for school/tuition through shared ride system Automatic GPS based tracking system provides better security Instant feedback to customer service regarding experience Immediate and automatic update on driver rating based on feedback Prompt refunds if applicable Eco-friendly - reduces pollution - less no. of cars owned People don't have to drop/pick others - both save time and obligation People don't drink and drive - particularly Tourists Taxis don't have to wait at Taxi stand and can be available anywhere 24 x 7 People from outside Goa don't have to come with their own cars, instead use local taxi - help businesses. We request that our elected representatives provide improved alternative which encourages innovation and competition instead of our broken taxi system and not to give in to the voice of Taxi drivers looting Tourists and Goans. At least allow online taxi due to LACK of proper public transport system. Please sign this petition so our honorable CM can look into the matter.- Aditya Bhide- Armando Gonsalves- Avelino D'Sa- Chinmay Kamat- Mahesh Sardesai- Milind Barve- Milind Bharne- Mousinho Reis- Nilesh Borde- Ricardo Pinto Rebello- Rohan Govekar- Ruben QuadrosN.B.: Please refer our Complete playlist of videos -    (please note this is a team effort)Facebook Page - linkWhat you told us - linkPetition Comments (5 days) - link

Goa TaxiRevolution
10,886 supporters