Transit Equity Day 2022 Events

CALIFORNIA

Bay Area

Genesis: Gamaliel Affiliate of the Bay Area

  • Action: Transit Equity Day Online Rally
  • Site: Via Zoom, Register here »
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: 1:15 p.m. PT
  • From the Organizers: More details to follow!
  • Contact: Mary Lim-Lampe »

 

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) There will be a Facebook Event set up in the coming days.
  • 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 February 4th! 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 February 4th, 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 »

CONNECTICUT

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

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 »

GEORGIA

Atlanta

MARTA Army

  • Action: Transit Equity Day Rally
  • Site: Atlanta (more details to follow)
  • Date: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Time: Noon – 1 p.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers: We’re currently finalizing our action, please contact Bakari to get involved.
  • Contact: Bakari Height »

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: Stay tuned for details here
  • Contact: Susan Hurley »

INDIANA

Fort Wayne

Pilgrim Baptist Church Fort Wayne

  • Action: PBC Green Team Celebrate Transit Equity Day ^ Rosa Parks’ Birthday
  • Site: 333 S. Ashland Chicago, IL 60607
  • 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
  • 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: Starting Monday, Feb. 25, 2022
  • Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern
  • From the Organizers:
    Please note dates are being finalized–will provide flyers
    Day 1–Monday, Feb. 25 Virtual Livestream by Washington DC History & Culture, 500+ and can add more
    Day 2–Monday, Feb. 28 Panel Discussion
  • Contact: Nancy Smith »

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 »

NEW YORK

Brooklyn

Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST NYC)

Buffalo

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


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 »

RHODE ISLAND

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 »

VIRGINIA

Sierra Club Virginia Chapter and Coalition for Smarter Growth


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: 10 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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »