Democratic Socialists of America/East Bay Chapter

Action: Rear Boarding Now: Rally for Driver & Rider Safety on VTA
Site: Valley Transit Authority Headquarters, 3331 N. First, San Jose 95134
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. Pacific
From the Organizers: The Santa Clara County ATU 265 is demanding Rear Door Boarding and other emergency safety measures from VTA in light of soaring COVID infections. Workers and riders are gathering for a COVID-safe, masked and socially distanced rally to demand emergency health and safety protections from Valley Transit Authority. Join us!
Contact: Bonnie Lockhart


Transport Hartford Academy Center for Latino Progress

Action: Transit Equity Day – At the State Capitol (Virtually)
Site: On Facebook
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. Eastern
From the Organizers: 
Contact: Tony Cherolis


Transportation Riders United (TRU)

Action: Virtual Transit Equity Panel
Site: Facebook
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Time: 12:15 p.m. Eastern

From the Organizers: Detroit will host a virtual Transit Equity panel featuring community activists from the transit, civil rights, disability, and economic development sectors discussing transit equity meaning, progress, and needed change.


Jersey Renews | Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Action: New Jersey: Digital Community Transit Justice Town Hall
Site: Register here
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. Eastern

From the Organizers: For the past four years on February 4th, a network of transit rider unions, community organizations, environmental groups and labor unions have organized Transit Equity Day–a national day of action to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks by declaring that public transit is a civil right. Rosa is an iconic figure of the civil rights era who chose the tactic of refusing to give up her seat on the bus to demand an end to segregation in the Montgomery, Alabama, transit system. We make the connection to this act of resistance to highlight the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation run on clean, renewable energy.

Here in New Jersey, we’ll be honoring Transit Equity Day with a digital Community Transit Justice Town Hall. Public transit can’t wait — especially in the midst of a public health and inequality crisis. We’ll hear from local elected officials, labor and community leaders, and transit riders on their vision for a transit system that’s safe, healthy and accessible for every rider, worker and community in New Jersey — and what action is needed to make that vision a reality.

Contact: Berenice Tompkins | Kevin Garcia



Action: Social media content and sharing Transit Equity Principles online.
Site: LinkedIn
Date: Thursday, February 4
Time: All Day
From the Organizers:
Contact: Emily Keena


Southern Oregon Climate Action Network

Action: Zoom event with Oregon Department of Transportation representatives from the climate office and social equity office. Panelists include Chair of Ashland Public Transit commission, a low income individual that uses public transit, Rogue Valley Transportation District, moderated by Tonya Moro, Chair of the Board of RVTD, which is honoring a seat on buses for Rosa Parks.

Site: Virtual Event
Date: Thursday, February 4
Time: 7 p.m. Pacific
From the Organizers: 
Contact: Louise Shawkat



Action: Arm-in-Arm will paint a bus lane and take space back from cars.
Site: 15th and Benning Rd. NE
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 8 – 8:30 a.m. Eastern
From the Organizers: Apologies for the change of plans but we will move the rally to THURSDAY morning instead, which is actually Rosa Parks’ birthday. We will go out with signs that thank bus drivers and bus riders.  Please meet us from 8-8:30am on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 15th and Benning Rd. NE! Come celebrate Black History month and transit equity day with us on Thursday! 

Please come out and support transit equity!

Contact: Bill Ragen

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Washington, D.C.

Action: Letter to the Editor Writing Party
Site: Register here >>
Monday, February 1
Time: 6:30 p.m. Eastern

From the Organizers: Learn the basics about the history of transit equity in the United States, and why the future of transportation depends on equity and environmental sustainability. After a short presentation, attendees will write Letters to the Editor to support public transportation as a civil right and as a strategy for combating climate change. Citizens’ Climate Lobby will provide all the guidance you need to write a Letter to the Editor – just 150 words!
Contact: Emily Koester


Eau Claire City Council
Action: Proclamation in front of the Eau Claire City Council, in Wisconsin.
Site: Virtual Event
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 4 p.m.
From the Organizers: Agenda and link to be posted at by Jan. 22, 2021.
Contact: Jeremy Gragert