Unprecedented times call for unprecedented action.
It’s no secret that AC Transit is struggling. Even before the pandemic, AC Transit was suffering. Now, it faces significant budget cuts , even as it remains an essential part of our economic recovery. The old way of doing things wasn’t working in the past and won’t work in the future.
We need fresh ideas from someone who is a daily transit rider passionate about public transportation and understands its complexities, from policy to implementation.
Ben Fong is the only candidate for Ward 1 with the right mix of fresh ideas and experience to make our buses reliable, efficient, and safe for today, and tomorrow. We’re excited to support his campaign.
Ben’s experience as a diplomat for the Obama administration has allowed him to see firsthand how transit systems operate in places such as India, Mexico, and the Asia-Pacific. His experience as a daily rider and longtime Berkeley Planning Commissioner gives him the on-the-ground perspective needed to understand what riders go through every day. And his experience as a transportation professional means he has the network to build the coalition of experts and riders that we’ll need to marshall the resources to help us through these unprecedented times.
Ben will protect the bus lines we depend on.
Budget cuts threaten to eliminate many lines we rely on, but Ben will fight to preserve and streamline the current system in a logical and systematic manner. At the same time, he will prioritize improving communication about both planned and unexpected […]