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Sigute "Siggy" Meilus, Executive Director

Siggy has been the Executive Director of Americans for Transit since February of 2017.  Siggy is public transit rider and Massachusetts native who has been working in progressive movements since 2008. Siggy started organizing for transit justice as a university student and then spent 5 years organizing with transit riders and workers in Southeastern Massachusetts. In that time Siggy's work included building a bus rider's advocacy organization and organizing winning campaigns for increasing and expanding bus service, stopping fare hikes, increasing funding for regional transit authorities, and helping pass statewide legislation to give riders a voice and vote on regional transportation boards. Siggy became the first ever rider to have a voice and vote on the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board. 


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