On the Move is a coalition of community based organizations in greater Boston that came together in 2000 to advocate for transportation justice. Our goal is an environmentally sustainable and socially just transportation system that is integral to the preservation and creation of livable communities.
Our Steering Committee is: Action for Regional Equity; Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) (including the T Riders Union); Arborway Committee; Bikes Not Bombs; Greater Four Corners Action Coalition; LivableStreets Alliance; MASSPIRG; Sierra Club; and Washington Street Corridor Coalition. Each organization has its own priorities and participates in On the Move.
PRIORITIES, PARTICIPATION, AND SUPPORT
- Our top priority for 2012 is to educate the public about the MBTA’s legacy of Big Dig debt and to ensure that the legislature prioritizes adequate funding for the MBTA so that it can safely operate its transit system without fare increases or service cuts. A 23% percent fare increase was approved by the legislature and the MBTA in July and the 2013-2014FY deficit will approach close to $200 million dollars without some long-term funding and reform commitments to the transportation funding issue in the Commonwealth.
- Through our members, we participate in the work of state wide coalitions the Green Justice Coalition and Transportation For Massachusetts on developing a 21st century transportation system that will FIX IT! FUND IT! MAKE IT FAIR!
- Among other progressive transportation initiatives, we support: the Arborway Committee’s goal of restoring Green Line service through Jamaica Plain; the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition’s goal of transforming the Fairmount Line into the Indigo Line with five additional stations and more frequent and improved service; the T Riders Union goal of better bus service and upgrading the most used urban bus routes to rapid transit; and the Washington Street Corridor Coalition’s goal of restoring rail service between Dudley Square and Downtown Crossing.
- We work for good transit connections using environmentally sustainable forms of transportation such as biking and walking, and we support principles of Transit Oriented Development.