November 11, 2020 – Mallory Moench of the SF Chronicle writes about calls for the Bay Area’s head transportation agency to delay capital projects and use the money to instead save jobs and service during the pandemic’s economic crisis. The Voices for Public Transportation coalition, of which Public Advocates is a part, is highlighted in the article. Managing Attorney Richard Marcantonio is quoted:
Coalition member Richard Marcantonio, managing attorney with non-profit law firm and advocacy organization Public Advocates Inc., said essential workers who are riders and employees of transit need to be protected during the pandemic. “They’re worried they’re going to take COVID to their families and now they’re losing their jobs,” Marcantonio said. “Those are the people riding transit today – health care workers and grocery workers. They’re keeping the rest of us alive now.”
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