We gather to honor those who have been hurt or killed in our transportation system and to call for policy changes to end traffic deaths in Texas.
Along with messages from families of victims and legislators, the virtual vigil will include a focus on the need for speed reform:
TxLege should pass the Safe Neighborhood Streets bill.
TXDOT should abandon the outdated 85th Percentile rule.
Cities and counties should ramp up safe speed reforms.
The Texas WDOR is part of a set of events led by Families for Safe Streets groups across the nation. Find more events and national information here: https://worlddayofremembrancefss.org/
Speakers will include:
Senator Judith Zaffirini
Representative Celia Israel
Texas Transportation Commissioner Laura Ryan
City of Austin Transportation Safety Officer Lewis Leff
City of Houston Transportation Planner Lauren Grove
CTFSS Chair Kathy Sokolic