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May National Call – ADVOCATING FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT with Seamus Murphy

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT


National Call & Action Party

May 28th

4th Tuesday of the Month

7PM (Eastern) | 4PM (Pacific)

8-8:15PM Action Party

Get informed, inspired, and engaged, learning how Elders can maximize their advocacy role in their own community. Seamus will give us some pointers to make us more effective in advocacy for transit, especially electric transit, and transit for underserved communities. He will describe his experience with the current operational and funding issues facing large transit agencies – bus, rail, and ferries. He will provide information to assist our advocacy for more IRA funding for all forms of transit, especially for low income families. And Seamus will also discuss trade offs and challenges when converting public transit modes from fossil fuels to sustainable sources of energy. 

Stay on for a quick Action Party with the Climate Action Now app. From 8-8:15 (ET) we will provide you with a number of quick actions related to tonight’s call that you can take from your phone. Get set up with the app in advance, scan the QR code below. At last month’s Action Party we saw more than 700 action in 15 minutes!


Can’t attend? No problem, register to receive a recording of the call. 

We encourage you to join from your computer the best experience, many of our speakers share slides.


Seamus Murphy is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Water
Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), which operates SF Bay Ferry
service throughout the region.Prior to joining WETA, Murphy spent over a decade overseeing external affairs
and strategic communications for the San Mateo County Transit District,
which operates the Caltrain commuter rail system and SamTrans bus service. As
the District’s Chief Communications Officer, Murphy led efforts to secure funding
for transformative projects including the $2 billion Caltrain Electrification Project.
He was also responsible for passing state legislation that paved the way for voter
approval of revenue measures creating over $200 million/year in new
transportation investment for improvements and services throughout the
Peninsula.Murphy has been recognized as a leader focused on building strong coalitions
that can effectively advocate for solutions to the industry’s most pressing
challenges. He is a recipient of Mass Transit Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40”
award and is a key player in local, regional, state and national efforts to sustain,
improve, and expand public transportation for all who depend on it.

Get ready for the Action Party from 8-8:15 PM ET with the Climate Action Now (CAN) App.

Download the app now so you are ready for action! Scan the QR code using your phone or find Climate Action Now on your phone’s App Store and use ECA’s code 56 when you set up your CAN account.


May 28
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT
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