“Black and Brown communities are disproportionately reliant on public transportation, specifically buses, and so are disproportionately harmed when service is abruptly changed or stopped without warning,” the petition reads. “Shutting down transportation is not the solution and creates undue hardships, especially for essential workers and Black and Brown Chicago residents. Transit is a public good and a necessity at all times.”
The full list of signatories currently includes: Active Transportation Alliance, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Equiticity, Illinois Environmental Council, Metropolitan Planning Council, Muse Community Design, Shared-Use Mobility Center, Transportation Equity Network and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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