We received the following press release.  Hope to see some of you this Thursday.

Miami’s new Transit Action Committee — or TrAC for short — a citizen-organized political action committee, is proud to announce its formation and official launch this week.

TrAC was founded in response to the lack of political will in Miami behind transit improvement, resulting in limited transit options, inadequate bus and rail systems, unsafe bike and pedestrian infrastructure. TrAC seeks to shift how voters in Miami think about development, traffic, and growth — moving away from a car-centric mentality toward a long-term vision for a city planned and designed for people and communities.
 
On Thursday, September 5th at 6 pm, TrAC will officially kick off with a launch party at Blackbird Ordinary. Guest speakers include & speakers Katy Sorenson, President & CEO of the Good Government Initiative, and Carol Coletta, new Vice President for Community & National Initiatives at Knight Foundation.
 
The party is free to attend, and contributions to help launch TrAC are welcomed. Contributions can be made online here: www.tracmiami.org/contribute.
 
The first organization of its kind in Miami, TrAC, a non-partisan committee, will support candidates, elected officials, and policy initiatives dedicated to improving the quality and safety of our transit and planning choices, as well as the expansion and growth of our public transportation options.
 
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TrAC believes the development of transportation options is key to Miami’s future growth and viability.  Improved mobility options will in turn benefit a variety of factors: access, opportunity, environment, quality of life, health, community growth, economic development and the building of social capital. TrAC envisions a city where transportation is based on choice and convenience; where residents are not encumbered under one dominant and limited mobility option, but instead enjoy ‘Freedom in Movement’.

Microsoft Word - TrAC Launch Party Flyer_Final.docx

 

3 Responses to Don’t miss the Launch Party for TrAC: Miami’s newest political action committee.

  1. Paul C. Hunt says:

    Great initiative. Do keep our rapidly growing older population on the radar. Transportation for our older population is critical not only for the seniors but also for the entire community. I, along with others, have tried to introduce new, innovative, and creative strategies but have been met with very, very limited support. Big area that should not be forgotten.

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  2. Kevin Young says:

    Sorry I won’t be able to make it… found out last minute.

    I forwarded the info to Jeff Benjamin, who is the 2013 Candidate for Mayor of the City of Miami. Part of his platform is to increase the availability of affordable Mass transit in our City.

    He Regrets that he is unable to make it as he is currently out of town, but he would love to talk with TrAC at a later date. He has an event on October 5th, which all are invited too. Hopefully we can all get together before then! Good Luck and best wishes with the event tonight! Solidarity.

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  3. My Platform : Public Transportation
    Miami is the richest city in the country and the fourth richest city in the world by domestic purchasing power.
    With the worst Public transportation.
    Our Public transportation ranks dead last in Major Metropolitan Cities.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-798413

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