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Making Public Transit Safe for the Public

Was Live Friday, Feb 17, 2023 | 11 am PT

Guest Speakers:

  • California State Senator David Min, who authored (SB) 434, ‘Public Transit for All: Improving Safety & Increasing Ridership’ which was introduced in the Senate Feb. 13
  • Janice Li, Bay Area Rapid Transit Board President
  • Peter Kerre, Founder of Safe Walks NYC
  • Esther Lee, who was attacked on the New York subway system

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Event Overview

Public fears about using public transit have risen dramatically over the last 2 years, as stories about random — and sometimes fatal — attacks on passengers have been front-page news.

NYC Subway

The streets around public transportation are no safer. Women are disproportionately the targets of such attacks and often find no recourse when they report such incidents to local law enforcement.

Speakers this week will discuss new legislation addressing the safety of public transportation and the streets, policies to ensure safety on public transport, and ground-level initiatives already in place. One victim will share her story of being attacked on the New York subway system.

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