Transit Equity Day Events in Your Area

Details will continue to be added regarding events and locations. Events can include anything from a press conference, to a social media campaign to an action with speakers at a key location or simply encouraging those in your community to take mass transit on February 4, 2020, Rosa Parks’ birthday.

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  • For events that are TBD, please contact LNS Admin Manager Judy Asman at admin@labor4sustainability.org
  • Please note that we are in a phase where event details can change at any time, please check back.

California

Bay Area

  • 350 San Francisco
    • Action: TBD
    • Site: United Nations Plaza, 355 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102
    • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    • Time: TBD
    • Contact: Sara Greenwald »

Oakland

  • Climate & Environmental Justice Caucus / East Bay DSA
    • Action: Transit Equity Rally & Canvass
    • Site: MacArthur BART Station, 555 40th St, Oakland, CA 94609
    • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    • Time: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • From the Organizers: We are an ad hoc group of labor and environmental activists organizing a rally and canvass at a BART subway station at evening rush hour. We’ll have a few songs and speakers voicing our support of expanded transit, decriminalization of fare evasion, support for our Amalgamated Transit Union workers and electrification of transit vehicles. We’ll leaflet and speak with commuters about #TransitEquity and promote support for our local transit union.
    • Contact: Bonnie Lockhart »

Connecticut

Hartford

  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 425 and Center for Latino Progress
    • Action: #TransitEquity4CT Multimodal Meetup
    • Site: Blue State Coffee, 777 Main Street, Hartford, CN
    • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    • Time: 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Let us know you’re coming »
    • From the Organizers: Transit riders are already doing their part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. Join us on Tuesday, February 4th to celebrate bus transit, commuter rail, walking, biking, and the legacy of Rosa Parks.
      At the same time, the state’s CT2030 plan is being shaped. The first draft of that plan included just 2% of funding for bus transit and 0.25% for pedestrian and bicycle projects. Bus transit riders, who all walk or bike at some point in their trip, must join together in a unified voice to demand bus transit system improvements and safe walking and biking routes around bus stops. We are building a grassroots bus transit riders union in the Hartford metro area to advocate for much needed improvements and an equitable portion of Connecticut’s funding. Join us for coffee on Feb 4th and let’s start making change.
    • Contact: Tony Cherolis »

Fairfield County, Norwich and Other Cities

  • Connecticut Roundtable for Climate and Jobs and Amalgamated Transit Union
    • Action: All bus rides will be free to all riders; strongly encourage actions such as thanking your bus driver, placing a rose on a seat in honor of Rosa Parks and sharing your transit story in social media
    • Site: Norwich, Connecticut
    • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    • Time: All day
    • From the Organizers:This action will span all of Southeast Connecticut; free bus rides in Connecticut were organized by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1209 President/Business Agent Jerry Pizunski.
    • Contact: Taylor Mayes »

Georgia

Atlanta

  • Georgia Stand-Up
  • MARTA Army
    • Action: Better Buses, Better Cities Press Conference; Launch of transit catalog listing 25 of cities stops and the safety issues
    • Site: Five Points
    • Date: TBD
    • Time: TBD
    • From the Organizers: We are crowd sourcing bus-stop data to ensure our stops and bus rides are safer and easier to use
    • Contact: Bakari Height »

Illinois

Chicago

Massachusetts

Boston

Worcester

  • Worcester Regional Transit Authority Fare Free Exploratory Coalition
    • Action: Zero Fare WRTA Exploratory Coalition Meeting
    • Site: Worcester Community Connections Coalition, 484 Main St., Suite 460, Worcester, MA 01608
    • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    • Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • From the Organizers: This will be a open coalition meeting for all riders, advocates, community leaders, and groups interested in collaborating to move the WRTA towards a no-fare system through community organizing, city and state policy advocacy, research, and channeling the resources of our local institutions towards building a better transportation experience for everyone in Worcester.
    • Contact: Zero Fare WRTA »

Maryland

Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Missouri

St Louis

New Mexico

Albuquerque and Santa Fe

  • Together for Brothers
    • Action: In Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller will issue a proclamation and make all bus rides free for the day; Trip to Santa Fe for lobbying to state officials.
    • Site: Starting location TBD en route to Santa Fe
    • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    • Time: TBD
    • From the Organizers: Together for Brothers will travel to the state capital of Santa Fe to educate the state legislature about #TransitEquity and lobby for a #TransitEquity memorial and legislation; passes will be free for youth.
    • Contact: Chris Ramirez

Oregon

Ashland

 Portland

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Charleston

  • Best Friends of Low Country Transit
    • Site: See itinerary below
    • Action: Educational campaigns and transit travel through Charlesto, South Carolina
    • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    • Time: See itinerary below
    • From the Organizers: Our action will focus on local public education about post-Reconstruction efforts to desegregate public transportation. Particular attention to the history of Esau Jenkins who ran the transit system to African American communities. Itinerary includes:
      • 6:25 a.m.: Guided Transit Rides to Benne Breakfast
      • 7:45 a.m.: Benne Breakfast 4 Better Transit
      • 9:30 a.m.: Press Conference
      • 3:00 p.m.: Cougar Rapid Tomorrow
      • 6:00 p.m.: Transit Equity Town Hall
    • Contact: William Hamilton »

Columbia

Tennessee

Memphis

  • TBD

Nashville

  • Music City Riders United  and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
    • Action: Press Conference featuring ATU and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • Site: TBD
    • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    • Time: TBD
    • From the Organizers: Black and brown communities don’t have bus stops and where there are bus stops, most are simply signs on telephone poles. Our press conference will focus on safety and highlight some of the more dangerous stops.
    • Contact: Angelique Johnson »

Washington

Seattle

Wisconsin