DVARP is progressing nicely with our mass transit funding campaign, although we are still waiting for APTA to make their first disbursement. We now have a draft script for our first YouTube video, which will address the grim realities that will occur if SEPTA has to make dramatic service cuts from a lack of state and federal funding. We hope that shooting of the video will begin in the next couple of weeks. We’re looking to produce 2 or 3 videos, all of which will be shot by volunteers.
As for the Silverliner V public service announcement, we’re still waiting to receive grant funding from APTA. Initially we thought the PSA might begin to run in early-August, although now we’re looking at mid- to late-August. Even though August is a slow month for ridership, we expect the PSA to be widely seen.
Finally, if you’re interested in getting a head-start and contacting state and/or federal lawmakers now, contact info can be found right here on our website. By all means, go for it! If you wish to e-mail your lawmakers, feel free to CC DVARP (email@example.com) in those e-mails. We can help you follow up with your lawmakers if necessary.