On this show, you'll hear interviews with organizers and community members who are working to make public transit affordable and equitable. They are part of an inspiring movement for social and environmental justice.
First, we bring you an interview with Esperanza Martinez of LA's Bus Riders Union. A little later in the show, we'll take a trip on Trimet with a dozen dynamic organizers from OPAL, Organizing People Activating Leaders, OPAL, and Bus Riders Unite
Bus Riders Unite is kicking off their Campaign for a Fair Transfer this Monday, February 21st . TriMet riders who depend on the bus and MAX are facing greater hardships. Many transit riders rely on single-trip fares to meet basic needs and can’t afford to invest in transit passes. TriMet has cut bus service by over 170,000 hours leading to longer wait times between buses, overcrowded buses that pass us by, and missed transfers. Service cuts have decimated evening and weekend service. TriMet’s transfer policy is unequal and insufficient to give bus riders the time required to take care of our daily needs.
OPAL Bus Riders Unite! has a Solution:
1. EXTEND ALL TRIMET TRANSFERS TO 3 HOURS FOR BUS AND MAX
2. SUPPORT EVENING RIDERS WITH UNLIMITED TRANSFER TIME AFTER 7PM