TIME FOR A (NON-VIOLENT) REVOLUTION!
Join the "Armchair Revolution" and "phone it in." Spread the word about November 5th! Start with Metro:
WHEN YOU CALL METRO, VOLUNTEER THE OPTINSTL SURVEY:
Metro does not gather meaningful statistics on its' riders. We have to flood them with information, and make our needs impossible to ignore!
More on the Jam The Phone Lines action:
Why call-ins are effective:
Contact the real power behind Metro, or attend one of their meetings:
Call The County Executive and demand a public audit and COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY on the monies given to Metro through Prop A, and how much is being spent on roads and bridges.
Since Prop A was sold to voters as a bond for "PUBLIC TRANSIT" and not "TRANSPORTATION" ALL of the half cent sales tax collected should go to Metro!
Phone: (314) 615-7016
Office: Administration Building,
41 South Central, Clayton (9th Floor)
Clayton, MO 63105
Take one of the ridiculous surveys conducted by Citizens for Modern Transit-- a bunch of rich, white people that don't ride the bus and think everyone owns a car. Also, ask them why they aren't reaching out the communities in north St. Louis city and county that rely on public transit for all their transit needs:
Making Transit a Priority for the Region
911 Washington, Ste. 200
St. Louis, MO 63101
OPTINSTL'S blog post about Citizens for Modern Transit:
Other elected officials:
St. Louis American
St. Louis Today
Why aren't discounted or free passes offered to low-income and unemployed people? Has Metro done any work in this area? What agencies or people can be contacted to get the ball rolling?
Why aren't 30 day and 7 day passes sold at bus transfer centers? (A monthly or weekly pass is not the same as a 30 day or 7 day pass.)
How are routes, schedules, and fares determined?
When are rider surveys conducted?
How often does the average rider use the bus or train?
How long is the average Metro trip?
How many transfers on the average trip?
How much "wait time" between buses/trains on the average trip?
What fare does the average rider pay, and how?
What is the average rider's income?
How much does Metro know about its' most frequent customers?
Why don't bus stops have route and schedule information?
Why are so few bus stops covered or provided with trash cans?
Why are the telephone information centers open only 45 hours a week, weekdays, between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM?
What portion of Metro employees use public transportation?
WHY IS NORTH SAINT LOUIS SO UNDER-SERVED BY METROLINK TRAIN AND BUS TRANSFER CENTERS?
And most importantly:
WHAT PERSON OR AGENCY CAN THE PUBLIC APPEAL TO FOR REAL CHANGE?
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