Greater Greater Washington

Flyer for a fair share for Metro

The Sierra Club is handing out flyers for FairShareForMetro.com tomorrow morning at four Metro stations. Come help!


Photo by tim ellis.

The organizers will be at Vienna, Clarendon, Dupont Circle, and Gallery Place stations from 7:30-9:00 am.

The flyers will also remind riders about the public hearings coming up very soon: Monday in Vienna and Wednesday in SE DC. Lanham, Arlington, Rockville, and NW DC follow the week after.

Finally, I'll be on the Kojo Nnamdi show's "Politics Hour" on Friday at 1:00 pm noon, to talk about the WMATA budget and other transit issues, along with WMATA Board Chairman Peter Benjamin.

David Alpert is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greater Greater Washington and Greater Greater Education. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He loves the area which is, in many ways, greater than those others, and wants to see it become even greater. 

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Is that the same SIerra Club that is suing to prevent the silver line form being built? I think I'll pass on helping them.

by jcm on Mar 17, 2010 5:38 pm • linkreport

Not sure about the Silver Line comment, but I am checking on it. However, we are working on this critical campaign. Please contact me if you plan on going to any of these metro locations tomorrow morning at phillip.ellis@sierraclub.org. I need to ensure we have enough flyers to accommodate any turnout we may have.

We will be handing out flyers every Thursday for the next few weeks. If you cannot make it tomorrow, then hopefully you can join the fun in the upcoming weeks.

Good luck on the Kojo Nnamdi show, David. Thank you for all you have done for this campaign.

by Phillip Ellis on Mar 17, 2010 7:51 pm • linkreport

I see nothing about Sierra Club being in a suit against the Silver Line other than the following from 9 months ago:

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=1696742

The biggest headline on the Tysons Tunnel website is a press release from a year ago. Doesn't sound like there's anything going on with this.

by MLD on Mar 18, 2010 8:27 am • linkreport

Hi Phillip,
I can help flyer next week, if you are looking for volunteers? How do I get in touch with you?

by Lucy on Mar 18, 2010 8:32 am • linkreport

If you get to the Kojo show at 1:00 PM, the politics hour will just be ending. Unless they have changed the schedule since last week, the politics hour runs from noon- 1:00 PM, followed by Metro connection.

A loyal Kojo fan

by Cilla on Mar 18, 2010 9:43 am • linkreport

Also leaf-letting for FairShareforMetro.com today were members of Transit Riders United of Greenbelt who were at the Greenbelt and College Park Metro Stations, as well as on the buses that go through Greenbelt.

by Francis DeBernardo on Mar 18, 2010 11:24 am • linkreport

@Lucy -- You can email Phillip at Phillip.Ellis@SierraClub.org

by Dennis Jaffe on Mar 18, 2010 11:50 am • linkreport

Thanks, Dennis......Had a great morning of handing out flyers, and am looking forward to more of the same next week. We will be coordinating more locations in Maryland, DC and Virginia. Please contact me if you are interested in participating.

Not that I like to give snide remarks much attention, but it is my understanding that the campaign we supported was not to discourage the silver line from being built. Instead, we were concerned with it being built "above ground", and fought hard to have it built underground through the tysonstunnel campaign. I might be opening a can of worms, but our volunteers work extremely hard to support transit. I want to make sure our work is represented correctly, especially as it pertains to this website.

by Phillip Ellis on Mar 18, 2010 1:33 pm • linkreport

More impressionable young college students for an agenda to keep the express vehicular traffic disproportionately through lower income SE while doing nothing to mitigate the situation.

Maybee some of the female ones will grow up once they fall in love with and marry a truckdriver!

by Douglas A. Willinger on Mar 18, 2010 3:38 pm • linkreport

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