Testify with S.O.S at September's WMATA Board Meeting.

With the next WMATA budget season looming, many are worried that the system will keep getting worse. Join us and give testimony at WMATA's September Board Meeting to make the system fair and pressure WMATA to hold regional budget hearings to the most amount of riders are able to attend.

If you plan to testify in person:

  • Sign up via our Google form if you haven't already - we will sign folks up to testify at the Board Meeting on the 28th.

  • Be sure to keep your testimony to three minutes.

  • Check out the Google docs below for talking points, testifying tips, and what to expect in the hearing room.

  • Bring 17 hard copies of your testimony - 15 to give to WMATA Board Members, 1 for the secretary and 1 to read. Please let us know ASAP if you need access to a printer.

  • Don’t hesitate to email organize@savemetro.org if you have any questions.

If you plan to attend the board meeting, but not testify in person:

  • We will be holding a rally outside 600 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, beginning at 930AM on September 28th, the date of the next board meeting. Please hit attending and share our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/132189944049942

  • A small group will be going into the hearing that will not be testifying as well.

If you plan to submit written testimony

  • Please see the written testimony template below to use when you write your testimony.

  • You can submit your testimony to: writtentestimony@wmata.com. Please cc: organize@savemetro.org so we can keep track and remind the board members to read your testimony.

  • They may also be mailed to the Office of the Secretary, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

  • If you would like help reviewing and editing your testimony please email emmelia@americansfortransit.org by September 24th.

Important Notes

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need support!

Will you come?