December 9, 2022 - -

Around a snack-filled table inside of a vintage train car at San Antonio’s Texas Transportation Museum, 12 members of San Antonians for Rail Transit ranging in age from five to 70 met in early December for the first time in person, outside of the restraints of a Zoom room. 

“We do have Amtrak, but we’re the largest city without a transit program beyond buses,” said SART founder Jesse Harasta. “Frankly, the people of SA aren’t ready to support rail yet. Our work is to convince them.”

With a background in academia and municipal organizing in his former home of New York state, Harasta began the group on Facebook in June, advocating for expanding public rail transit. 

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