It’s time to act as the 88th Congress did in 1964 and set aside partisan politics in the interest of our nation and pass a multi-year transportation act that provides for increased funding to operate our public transit systems.
Sgt. Greg Robertson says the driver saw two females fighting, and left his bus to try and break up the scuffle. That’s when Robertson says the driver was surrounded by a group of people, three of whom knocked him to the ground and began kicking him.
A champion of public transit, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) hit transit stops and rode a bus with members of ATU Local 1005 to educate and leaflet riders about the importance of public transportation and push for more funding for transit.
Sen. Robert Menendez and Jersey City Mayor Fulop joined with ATU members and transit advocates in Jersey City to call on federal legislators to rescue the federal transportation fund, which is set to expire at the end of July.