Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Lena Taylor's Campaign Boards The Bus To Save It

From the Taylor campaign, focusing on transit issues:

Dear Friend, This Saturday, March 22nd, Lena will board the route 20 bus on one of its final trips through Milwaukee.

She invites you to join her in calling attention to Scott Walker's deplorable mismanagement of our transit system.

The route 20 bus has long been a vibrant and important part of the Milwaukee County transit system, connecting the North and South sides of the city.

This route not only provides the citizens of Milwaukee County with transportation, but also a history lesson - this historic route runs along Caesar Chavez Drive and once passed by Borchert Field.

Today, the route 20 bus is in jeopardy and soon will be cut by Scott Walker.

Through misguided fiscal planning, Mr. Walker made the decision to cut bus routes and increase public transit fares. This has produced a public transit system that is ineffective and cost-inefficient at a time when rising gas prices are boosting public transportation ridership throughout the rest of the country.

We deserve better.

This Saturday, we hope you'll join us in standing together and standing strong against the mismanagement.

Lena will start at the route 20 bus stop at 12th and Wisconsin, in front of Gesu Church. We will ride the 4:08pm bus east to the Downtown Transit Center and ride back to 12th and Wisconsin leaving the Center at 4:35pm bus.

For more information or to RSVP, contact

Lena Taylor has pledged to make a stable transit system a priority as County Executive. But first, she needs your help to get elected.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you Saturday!

John Zapfel Campaign Manager Authorized and paid for by Committee to Elect Lena C. Taylor. Wilbert Taylor Treasurer

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