13 petitions

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Petition to Donald Trump, Elaine Chao

Build Gateway Now

President Trump and the Federal government must help fund Gateway now. Each day hundreds of thousands of Amtrak and NJ Transit passengers travel through the 108 year old tunnels beneath the Hudson River. The tunnels are in big trouble. In addition to their age, they were flooded during Superstorm Sandy, causing long-term damage. When the tunnels fail it will harm the commuters who depend on these trains, gridlock the highways as passengers switch to cars and buses, and overwhelm our airports as travelers between New York, Washington and Boston switch to planes. These disruptions will threaten the economy of entire Northeast and have ripple effects across the nation. Every year we delay adds hundreds of millions of dollars to the cost of the project. Gateway is ready to go now, and the Federal government must step up and provide their fair portion of the funding. Building Gateway will double rail capacity across the Hudson River, making transit a more attractive option for more riders, decongesting our region’s highways for those who need to drive, including trucks moving freight up and down the eastern seaboard. These improvements would also benefit Amtrak passengers in the Northeast Corridor as well, providing more reliability and potentially additional service.  Tell President Trump, Transportation Secretary Chao and their teams to fund Gateway so we can get building for the future. 

Regional Plan Association
171 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Ann Jones Guider, Kelly Robinson, Romona Jackson Jones, Henry Mitchell III, Mike Mulcare

Citizens Against Public Transit (Proposed Bus Routes in Douglasville)

We, the citizens who have signed the petition, are against a bus service in Douglas County and Douglasville.  Douglas County cannot afford to run this bus service.  It will increase crime.  The taxpayers will have to pay for it.  Property taxes will more than likely be increased in order to pay for it.  It will cost $3 MILLION a year to run two small bus lines in Douglasville, a city who does not want the bus service.  Someone has told me they have an inside source--a county official--who says annual costs will be $5 million per year.  It has also been reported by the Douglas County Sentinel that there is a budget shortfall of $11.9 MILLION for the 2018 budget.  See the 2018 Proposed Budget here: Transportation is already provided for those who are elderly and disabled and need to get around.  Transportation is already provided via GRTA to get commuters to Atlanta.  Rideshare vans are available at park and ride lots throughout the county.  Taxi service, UBER, and Lyft are available here.  The bus service will cause more traffic as it will be making frequent stops throughout the city on streets that are too narrow to accommodate them, streets that need to be widened and resurfaced due to many potholes.  Show the county that a bus service is not needed by signing this petition. More about the bus service at  Notice it says at the bottom that "operating costs are still being determined".

Elizabeth Davis
4,337 supporters
This petition won 1 year ago

Petition to Seattle City Council

Say Yes! To Housing Near Transit #udistrict #yestothefuture

Now is the time to voice your support for the U District Urban Design changes! The proposal would allow our city to house more people in the blocks surrounding the new light rail station opening in 2021 at NE 43rd St. and Brooklyn Ave NE. The proposal would also implement new affordable housing and open space requirements, as well as incentives for childcare, historic preservation, and street improvements. Learn more about the U District Urban Design Changes here:  The City of Seattle identified the following as the framework for these changes: Recognize light rail as a catalyst for change Balance the regional influences with the eclectic local character Provide a network of great streets and public spaces Grow and diversify jobs Welcome a diversity of residents Improve public safety Encourage quality and variety in the built environment Build an environmentally sustainable neighborhood Improve integration between UW and the U District Support walking, biking, and transit In addition to signing this petition it is important that you write to Seattle City Council today! Please email all the councilmembers and tell them you want walkable, amenity-rich, transit-rich neighborhoods that are welcoming to everyone. The U District is getting more and more expensive everyday. Opposing these design changes will not prevent rents from rising or help long term affordability in our growing city. Please support the U District Urban Design changes by signing this petition today! 

Seattle YIMBYs
204 supporters