WEBCAST: Where Ohio Needs to Go: A Statewide Conversation on Transportation Equity & Federal Policy

Transportation is a critical link to opportunity—connecting us to jobs, schools, housing, health care, and grocery stores. But for many, quality transportation options are unaffordable, unreliable, or nonexistent.

Today, from 6:00-8:00pm EST, a group of elected officials and local community advocates from across Ohio, as well as leading national policy experts, will discuss how federal transportation policies and investments can provide economic benefits for the state and better connect all Americans to opportunity.

By video, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, who sits on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction over transit investments, had this to say:  “As my committee considers the surface transportation bill, I plan to focus on issues such as expanding rail network and revitalizing economically distressed communities. This includes strengthening a transit system that preserves service, creates job opportunities, and promotes local economic development — better connecting workers with jobs and retraining workers in highway construction, transit, and rail projects.”

Check out the webcast (6:00-8:00pm EST) to hear more of Senator Brown’s statement, and view visionary leaders as they discuss equitable transportation solutions for Ohio and the nation.

Hosting organizations include All Aboard Ohio, Amalgamated Transit Union, The Amos Project, The Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Ohio Higher Education Rail Network Institute, Ohio Olmstead Taskforce, Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council, PolicyLink, Policy Matters Ohio, and Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO.

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