DJJ leader Marty recently wrote an op ed for the Detroit Jewish News on the need for real regional transit in Southeast Michigan, urging support for Motor City Freedom Riders' rally this Friday, May 12th:
Over these next three weeks, the Motor City Freedom Riders are gearing up for a “Rally for Real Regional Transit.” The event is also being supported by Detroit Jews for Justice. I urge the Metro Detroit Jewish community to attend and raise its voice for accessible and affordable public transit. The 3-mile QLine streetcar, a $140 million project that duplicates existing bus service along Woodward, is opening May 12 to a planned celebration by “local officials and dignitaries.” Meanwhile, those same officials and dignitaries continue to do very little about the ongoing transportation crisis in our region, as thousands of Southeast Michigan residents are stranded by the lack of adequate transit service in the city of Detroit and the suburbs.
Details on the rally can be found here. Email our transit justice liaison Bobby at firstname.lastname@example.org to join DJJ'niks in attending.