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Guide to Participating in the People’s Climate March

March 22, 2017 | climate change

 

We’re so excited to be a partner group for the 2017 People’s Climate March on April 29th in Washington, D.C.. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of people are going to be marching for climate justice and we hope you’ll be able to join us! Check out our guide to transportation below. If you cannot physically join us, please check out our post about 10 things you can do right now to fight climate change.


Transportation

The Metro system in D.C. is easy to use, and connects to various regional transit systems. If you are driving in, consider parking at a Metro stop further away and taking the train in. Once march routes are confirmed we will list specific Metro lines and stops that will be best to use. You can find more information about the DC area bus and metro options at https://www.wmata.com/



Trains and buses

Amtrak has good service into DC, and in fact, they offer group sales with discounted group rates. If you have 75 people you can sometimes reserve an entire car and use it as an organizing space too! You can find our more about that on Amtrak’s website: https://www.amtrak.com/group-travel-requests.


There are many states that are organizing buses specifically for marchers. Visit this website to find your state and locate a bus pool! https://peoplesclimate.org/transportation/#find-a-bus

There are also many services that offer regional bus transit – you can buy individual seats, or also sometimes group rates. Costs can be very reasonable, especially if you buy early. A few options to consider are:

GoTo Bus — http://www.gotobus.com/
MegaBus — http://us.megabus.com/
BoltBus — https://www.boltbus.com/



Rideshares

Need a ride to PCM? Are you driving to PCM and have room? eRideShare is a great rideshare system where you can connect with other potential carpoolers. Click here to visit their People’s Climate March-specific page.



Find a sister march near you! Click here.


Financial Stipends

The People’s Climate Org wants to ensure that as many people that want to attend PCM can. They have limited funds available to support group (not individual) travel to D.C. – and want to prioritize making sure that the PCM reflects the diversity of people who care about, and are most impacted by the climate crisis. This funding can help offset the costs of private charter buses or van rentals — please contact buses@peoplesclimate.org for more info.

 

 

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