Transit Equity Day 2022 Events

  CALIFORNIA

Bay Area, Virtual

Genesis: Gamaliel Affiliate of the Bay Area

  • Action: Transit Equity Day Online Rally
  • Site: Via Zoom, Register here »
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: Noon – 1:15 p.m. PT
  • From the Organizers: Genesis, 350 Bay Area, Sierra Club, DSA and Bay Area transit equity allies are rallying online to demand that our elected officials and transit agencies stand with transit riders and workers.We’ll hear from speakers and make our own calls to local officials, urging them to act for transit equity in the Bay Area. The safety and health of riders and workers, and the future of our planet, depend on it.

    Speakers include AC Transit Board Member Jovanka Beckles, ATU Local 192 members, and others. Sign up here to attend!

  • Contact: Mary Lim-Lampe »

Long Beach

Long Beach Alliance for Clean Energy

  • Action: Letter Drop for Public Data, Public Transit, and Public Workers
  • Sites:
    • City Manager’s Office
      Long Beach City Hall, 333/411 Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
    • Long Beach Transit
      1963 E Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90813
  • Date: Thu, 01/27/2022
  • Time: Noon -6 p.m. PT
  • From the Organizers: More info »
  • Contact: Dave Shukla »

Long Beach (Virtual)

Long Beach Alliance for Clean Energy

  • Action: Public Worker Appreciation
  • Site: Virtual Zoom meeting. Event link »
  • Date: Sun, 01/30/2022
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. PT
  • From the Organizers: This is an online event via Zoom, where we in LB ACE are
    going to eat the pancakes, help folks who have any questions, and show our appreciation for public workers!
  • Contact: Tiffany Semoy Davy »
    Executive Director, LB ACE
    562-241-2180

 

Sacramento

Organize Sacramento
(Sacramento Transit Riders Union Umbrella Organization
)

  • Action: Sacramento Transit Stop “Good, Bad & Ugly” Photo Contest
  • Site: Online event beginning on Feb. 4 Transit Equity Day and ending March 4. Upload photos with this Google form »
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4 – March 4, 2022
  • Time: Our photo contest will begin on Transit Equity Day and End on March 4
  • From the Organizers: SacTRU members will select a winner in each category, and the contest winners will receive a 1/2 month Regional Transit pass. (Value $50). View this even on Facebook.
  • Contact: Tamie Dramer » | 916-628-7709

 

San Bernardino

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority

 

  • Action: San Bernardino Countywide Free Fare Day
  • Site: Everyone rides for free on Transit Equity Day Feb. 4! Every bus, every train, everywhere in San Bernardino County. All five of San Bernardino County’s local bus systems will be participating in the free ride offer on Feb. 4, 2022: Omnitrans; Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA); Mountain Transit; Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA); Needles Area Transit (NAT); City of Needles Dial-a-Ride.Inspired by San Bernardino County’s Transit Equity Day plan, Metrolink will offer free fares on all trains throughout the region.
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 12 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
  • From the Organizers: Learn more here!
  • Contact: Nicole Soto »

Santa Cruz

Equity Transit Santa Cruz

Equity Transit Logo

  • Action: National Transit Equity Day: Awareness and Education March and Speeches
  • Site: Marching from West Side Santa Cruz Rail-Trail at Swift Street to the Lighthouse Field Park for speeches – Permits in process with the City of Santa Cruz with more information to come. Web site information will be coming next week.
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 2 p.m. – 5:30p.m. PT
  • From the Organizers: We are working with our city to secure the permits for the event. They have been very helpful so far. I’ll reach out with more.
  • Contact: Iwalani Faulkner »

COLORADO

Virtual

Denver Streets Partnership

  • Action: On Transit Equity Day Advocates and Labor Representatives Highlight New Report With Labor Recommendations for Denver’s RTD
  • Site: Virtual Event
    Zoom Link »
    Meeting ID: 851 2592 6277
    Passcode: 118750
  • Date: Fri, Feb 4, 2022
  • Time: 11:00am – 11:30am MST
  • Contact: Molly McKinley »

CONNECTICUT

Bridgeport

Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1336

  • Action: Tribute to Ms. Rosa Parks/ Renewable energy
    in Transportation awareness/ Electric Bus display.
  • Site: Bridgeport Transit Center 710 Water
    St., Bridgeport, CT
  • Date: Fri, Feb 4, 2022
  • Time: 5:30 AM – 10 PM EST
  • From the Organizers: This is a mobile event that will take place on two separate bus routes, The Main Street Route #8, and the Costal Link Route #2.
  • Contact: Mustafa Salahuddin »

Virtual

Sierra Club Connecticut

  • Action: Connecticut Transit Equity Day: From Rosa Parks to Transit Equity Issues in 2022
  • Site: Virtual Event (more details to follow)
  • Date: Fri, Feb 4, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Local Time)
  • From the Organizers: Transit Equity Day is held each year on the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ birthday and highlights the ongoing equity issues that still need to be addressed in transit here in Connecticut. Sign up link is here.
  • Contact: Samantha Dynowski »

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Virtual

ATU Local 689 and Washington Interfaith Network

  • Action: What Does Transit Equity Mean for Transit Workers?
  • Site: Virtual Event
  • Date: Wed, 02/02/2022
  • Time: Noon – 2 PM EST
  • From the Organizers: Hear from Transit Workers, Faith Leaders, and Community Members about the behind the scenes of public transit and why they should consider a Transit Career. Discussion will also include plans for future transit apprenticeships and the role public transit plays in fighting climate change. Event link »
  • Contact: Amy Vruno »

Virtual

DC Chapter

  • Action: Transit Equity Day: Letter to the Editor Party
  • Site: Virtual Event (more details to follow)
  • Date: February 1, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
  • From the Organizers: Join us to learn about the critical issues in transportation in DC – and lend your voice to advocate for a cleaner, more equitable future! Sign up link is here.
  • Contact: Diana Schoder »

Virtual

Green Neighbors DC


GEORGIA

Atlanta

MARTA Army, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Advance Atlanta, and Southern Environmental Law Center

  • Action: Transit Equity Day Rally
  • Site: Atlanta & Five Points MARTA Station
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: All day & 11:30 am – 12:15 pm Eastern
  • From the Organizers: Sign up for the bus challenge! Then join us at 11:30 am at the Five Points MARTA Station, next to the reduced fares office on the Forsyth Street side of the station, for a press conference. Mayor Dickens, MARTA Interim CEO Collie Greenwood, City Council President Doug Shipman, Councilmember Jason Dozier, and MARTA riders from the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and MARTA Army will speak.
  • Contact: Rebecca Serna »

Atlanta

Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council

  • Action: Rosa Parks-Transportation Solidarity March
  • Site: We will meet at the IBEW BUILDING, 501 Pulliam St. SW on Friday, February 4 at Noon and walk to the West End Marta Station at the corners of Lee St and David Abernathy Blvd.
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers: AtlantaLaborCouncil.org »
  • Contact: Sandra Williams »

ILLINOIS

Chicago

Chicago Jobs with Justice

  • Action: Chicago Transit Equity Day of Action
  • Site: 333 S. Ashland Chicago, IL 60607
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4
  • Time: 10 a.m. – Noon CT
  • From the Organizers: There will be a canvass and press conference at the Western stop on the Forest Park Blue Line at 8am. For details, click here
  • Contact: Susan Hurley »

INDIANA

Fort Wayne

Pilgrim Baptist Church Fort Wayne

  • Action: PBC Green Team Celebrate Transit Equity Day ^ Rosa Parks’ Birthday
  • Site: 2135 S. Hanna Street
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m. ET
  • From the Organizers: Special guest Chief Condra Ridley (as Rosa Parks) with remarks from third generation transit worker and elected officials. Learn more on Facebook.
  • Contact: Raymond Dix Jr. Pastor »

Terre Haute

Indiana State University/ & The Greater Terre Haute NAACP

  • Action: A Rose For Rosa: Trans-Equity Day Celebration
  • Site: The Terre Haute Transit Station, 750 Cherry St. Terre Haute, IN. 47802
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4
  • Time: 9 am. – 4:30 p.m. ET
  • From the Organizers:This is a joint effort between the TH NAACP, The African American Cultural Ctr. of Indiana State University & The TH Transit Ct.
  • Contact: Valerie Craig »

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston

NAACP, TRU and LNS

  • Action: “The Rosa Parks Story” with Angela Bassett- Livestream Film History Program hosted by NAACP, TRU and Labor Network for Sustainability (LNS)
  • Site: Virtual
  • Date: Friday, February 18th, 2022
  • Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers:
    Part 1–Friday, Februay 4th, Transit Equity National Day of Action, Event at Nubian Square
    Part 2–Friday, February 18th Virtual Livestream by Washington DC History & Culture, 500+ and can add more
    Part 3–Monday, Feb. 28, Virtual Panel Discussion. Theme: Women in the Transit Equity Movement Past Present and Future.
  • Contact: Nancy Smith »

Boston

T-Riders Union/A.C.E

  • Action: “The Rosa Parks Story” with Angela Bassett- Livestream Film History Program hosted by NAACP, TRU and Labor Network for Sustainability (LNS)
  • Site: Nubian Square/Dudley Station- Bus Depot
  • Date: Fri, 02/04/2022
  • Time: 10:00 am – 11:30am EST
  • From the Organizers: Event link »
  • Contact: Director, Mela Bush »

 MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor

AFT 3550, Graduate Employees Union

  • Action: Washtenaw County, Michigan Transit Equity Day
  • Site: Blake Transit Center, 328 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers: GEO is partnering with a number of different unions and community groups in the area to co-host the event.
  • Contact: Liz Ratzloff »

Detroit

Motor City Freedom Riders and Detroit People’s Platform

  • Action: Transit Equity Day – Tabling at Transit Hubs
  • Sites (Multiple locations):
    • Noon: Fairlane Town Center: 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
    • 1:30 pm: State Fair Transit Center: State Fair W. & Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48203
    • 3 pm: Mack & Moross Transit Hub, Gross Pointe Woods, MI, 48236
    • 4 pm: Rosa Parks Transit Center, Grand River & Michigan Ave, MI 48226
  • Date: Fri, 02/04/2022
  • Time: Noon – 5 p.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers: ATU, DPP, and MCFR are collaborating and will host a Transit Equity Day event at the transportation hubs in the city of Detroit. This all day event will be located at the three transit terminals and four transit hubs. At the 3 transit hubs we will be presenting a plaque and donating donuts to the drivers, to show our appreciation during the pandemic, as we fight for higher wages and more resources. Our 3 organizations will present the appreciation plaques the morning of. Along with our DDOT driver appreciation, throughout the day we will be tabling at the four transit hubs. Our organizations will be educating riders on Transit Equity Day in honor of Rosa Parks’ birthday with music and cupcakes. We will also ask riders to sign pledge cards and create video testimonials to show their support of DDOT drivers. All of the event activities will be recorded for a Transit Equity Day video recap. We will post the video on our social media platforms to spread awareness of the lack of transit equity plaguing our community. RSVP on Facebook »
  • Contact: Diajah Ruffin »

NEW YORK

Brooklyn

Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST NYC)

Buffalo

Buffalo Transit Riders United (associated with Coalition for Economic Justice Buffalo)

New Rochelle

Tri-State Transportation

  • Action: Westchester Transit Equity Day
  • Site: New Rochelle Train Station
    1 Railroad Plaza. New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • Date: Fri, 02/04/2022
  • Time: 10:30 am – 12pm EST
  • From the Organizers: We will be holding a press conference with riders and elected officials. We will be
    sharing rider stories and our report.
  • Contact: Talia Crawford »

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque

Together4Brothers

  • Action: Albuquerque Transit Equity Day Livestream & Town Hall
  • Site: Activities will be hosted online at www.togetherforbrothers.org
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time:Livestream-9:00 a.m. MT. Town Hall-4:30 p.m. MT
  • From the Organizers: Livestream & Town Hall will: 1) Collect stories from bus riders about Zero Fares; and 2) call to action for FY23 budget
  • Contact: Christopher Ramirez »

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville

Grace Circle United Methodist Women Circle ~ Skyland

  • Action: Transit Equity Day Honoring Rosa Parks
  • Site: Givens Gerber Park, 60 Gerber Rd, Asheville NC 28803
  • Date:Fri, 02/04/2022
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers: Drop-by Event Residents can see display, including Asheville City Proclamation naming Feb 4, 2022 as Transit Equity Day
  • Contact: Betty L Thompson »

Raleigh, NC (Virtual)

Climate Action NC

  • Action: Getting Transit on Track for the Future
  • Site: Raleigh, NC (virtual)
  • Date:Fri, 02/04/2022
  • Time: Noon – 1 p.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers: Event link »
  • Contact: Amelia Covington »

Charlotte

Sustain Charlotte/Charlotte Regional Transportation Coalition (CRTC)

  • Action: Thank you Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Bus Drivers!
  • Site: Location to be determined.
  • Date:Fri, 02/04/2022
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Eastern
  • Contact: Tarik Kiley »

Durham

Bike Durham

  • Action: Transit Equity Day Bus Stop Cleanup
  • Site: This press conference will take place at the site of the proposed bus shelter on Smith Street in front of the Rhode Island State House
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers: Bike Durham is participating this year with the Durham Transit Equity Campaign by addressing one of the issues raised by transit customers through the Better Bus Project–keeping bus stops clean. We will be cleaning bus stops along Fayetteville and Holloway Streets, two of the busiest transit corridors in the city. Transit riders and workers deserve the dignity of well-maintained bus stops. Please join us for a shift of 30 minutes to 2 hours on Friday, Feb. 4 to celebrate Transit Equity Day. Action Network event page.
  • Contact: Erik Landfried »

Oregon

Portland

Bus Riders Unite!

  • Action: BRU! x Youth Vs. ODOT Collab Protest
  • Site: 4012 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
    Outside the TriMet Lost and Found
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 6 PM PST
  • From the Organizers: Event link »
  • Contact: Maia Vasconez-Taylor »

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia

Transit Forward Philadelphia

  • Action: Philadelphia Transit Equity Day: Operator Gratitude & Driver Appreciation
  • Site: 1) Throughout the entire city of Philadelphia and the SEPTA system. 2) Online via Twitter @transit4philly #TransitEquityPHL #ThankAnOperator
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time:12 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. PT
  • From the Organizers: 
  • Contact: Yasha Zarrinkelk »

Pittsburgh, Virtual

Pittsburghers for Public Transit

  • Action:Taking Back Our Seat On the Bus: Celebrate
    Transit Equity Day w PPT
  • Site: Facebook live event »
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
  • Contact: Dan Yablonsky »

Statewide

Pittsburghers for Public Transit

  • Action: Transit for All PA! Op-ed Publication
  • Site: TBD
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT
  • From the Organizers: We’ll be publishing an op-ed in a Harrisburg paper in advance of the Governor’s budget address calling for transit funding.
  • Contact: Laura Chu Wiens »

RHODE ISLAND

Providence

Rhode Island Transit Riders

  • Action: RI Transit Equity Day
  • Site: In front of the Department of
    Administration on Smith Street, near the State House.
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers: Event Link »
  • Contact: Lisa Burkin »

Providence

Rhode Island Transit Riders

  • Action: Press Conference to Announce the Addition of a Rosa Parks Bus Shelter
  • Site: This press conference will take place at the site of the proposed bus shelter on Smith Street in front of the Rhode Island State House
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers: We will post a link to the event on our organization’s home page. We will also ask riders throughout the state to submit Op-eds/letters to local papers in support of Rosa Parks/transportation equity.
  • Contact: Patricia Raub »

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston

Best Friends of Low Country Transit

  • Action: Transit Equity Breakfast with Rosa Park’s Featherlight Peanut Butter Pancakes
  • Site: North Charleston, SC, 29405
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 7 – 10 a.m. ET
  • From the Organizers: We’re planning a pancake breakfast in honor of Rosa Parks using her Featherlight Peanut Butter Pancake recipe (found among her papers in her own handwriting) at a diner near our main bus stop for Feb. 4. Any diner, restaurant or home cook should be able to produce these easily. I’m talking to some minority owned businesses near our bus lines about it now. We might have several locations, since we’ll want to include as many businesses as possible. We can do this as takeout with full social distancing if we have to, so it should be COVID and waterproof.More details on Facebook
  • Contact: William Hamilton »

TEXAS

Houston (Virtual)

LINK Houston

  • Action: Transit Equity Day Challenge
  • Site: Event will be a virtual challenge.
    708 Main St. 10th Floor, Houston, TX 77002. Link »
  • Date: Fri, 02/04/2022
  • Time: January 31, 2022 – February 4, 2022
  • From the Organizers: Event will
    be virtual challenge to our transit authority’s board members and most senior
    staff, while encouraging others to join. Event Link »
  • Contact: Mara Gomez »

San Antonio

Little Free Library (Near Bus Stop)

  • Action: Social Justice Book Giveaway
  • Site: Little Free Library; 2158 Steves Avenue, San Antonio, Texas, 78210-5242; VIA MTA bus stop 62813 on VIA route 32 is at this location. Get map »
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT
  • From the Organizers: Social justice autobiographies for adult readers and children’s books promoting inclusivity will be given away.
  • Contact: Rachel Cywinski »

Tarrant County

The Tarrant Transit Alliance

  • Action: Tarrant Transit Alliance Transit Equity Social Media Campaign
  • Site: Tarrant County, Texas
  • Date: Fri, 02/04/2022
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT
  • From the Organizers: This is a
    social media campaign. Event link »
  • Contact: Rachel Albright »

TENNESSEE

Memphis (Virtual)

Sierra Club, Chickasaw Group AND Memphis Interfaith Coalition for
Action and Hope (MICAH)

  • Action: Better Transit for a Better Memphis
  • Site: Memphis, TN (virtual event)
  • Date: Fri, 02/04/2022
  • Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (CST)
  • From the Organizers:  Event Link »
  • Contact: Charles Belenky»

WASHINTGON

Transit Riders Union, Front & Centered and Move Redmond

  • Action: Washington State Driver Appreciation Action
  • Site: TBD, still deciding if there will be an in-person component
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: N/A
  • From the Organizers:
  • Contact: Katie Wilson »

Seattle

Move Redmond

  • Action: Puget Sound Transit Equity Day
  • Site: 1500 6 Ave S., Seattle WA
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 10am – 11 am PST
  • From the Organizers: Event Link »
  • Contact: Kirk Hovenkotter »

Wisconsin

Virtual

1000 Friends of Wisconsin

  • Action: Wisconsin Press Conference – Support
    Governor’s Proclamation
  • Site: Hosted on zoom with organizing groups from CMRT. Event Link »
  • Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. CT
  • From the Organizers: Requesting $500 to support a press conference with groups from Coalition for More Responsible Transportation (CMRT) to show solidarity with Wisconsin Governor, Tony Evers and his proclamation for Transit Equity Day. We will also highlight all the actions happening around Wisconsin this year. We are also working behind the scenes to get the legislature to adopt a resolution naming Feb. 4th, 2022 as Transit Equity Day. Work is ongoing on that resolution. We would like to support that resolution in the press conference as well.
  • Contact: Transportation Policy Director, Gregg May »

 

Eau Claire

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1310

  • Action: Putting a rose on every bus, working with the city to hold a press conference
  • Site: Eau Claire, Wisc.
  • Date: Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: All day
  • From the Organizers: A rose and information about TED on all Eau Claire Paratransit vehicles. A county board proclamation. More info here.
  • Contact: Philip Swanhorst »

Lacrosse

Lacrosse Transit Advocates

  • Action: Transit Equity Week in La Crosse
  • Site: Varies, Mostly Online
  • Date: Starts Monday, January 31, 2022 (8 a.m. CT)
  • Time: Through Friday, February 4, 2022, 6 p.m. CT
  • From the Organizers: Stay tuned! La Crosse Area Transit Advocates and the MTU are planning a week of information, activities, and events to highlight the importance of public transportation as a civil right AND to emphasize the important role transit can play in reducing transportation-related carbon emissions. We are still in the planning stages, so if you would like to HELP, please email us at LaCrosseTransitAdvocates@protonmail.com OR call 608-315-2693. If your group or organization would like to co-sponsor by helping to plan, implement, and spread the word about this event, please email for more information. We hope to have details finalized by about January 15, 2022.
  • Contact: Cathy Van Maren »

Milwaukee

Milwaukee Transit Riders Union

  • Action: KRM Call-in Day
  • Site: 1836 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53205
  • Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT
  • From the Organizers: Transitridersunion.org »
  • Contact:  Campaign coordinator, Nick DeMarsh »

Milwaukee

Wisconsin Green Muslims

  • Action: Participate in the Transit Equity Network (TrEN)
  • Site: Milwaukee, WI
  • Contact: Campaign coordinator, Huda Alkaff »

Oshkosh

Esther Fox Valley and Sierra Wisconsin Transportation Team

  • Action: Oshkosh City Council Proclamation
  • Site: Oshkosh City Hall, 215 Church St., Oshkosh, WI 54901
  • Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
  • Time: 6 -7 p.m. CT
  • From the Organizers: Request into Mayor for this proclamation.
  • Contact: Deb Martin »

 

Viroqua

Sierra Club

  • Action: Transit Equity Day
  • Site: Running, Inc, 315 W Decker, Viroqua, WI. 54665
  • Date: Fri, 02/04/2022
  • Time: 6:30 am – 9pm CT
  • Contact: Barbara Richards »