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  • "If buses are moving well, and carrying more people than the car
    lanes, the bus lane looks empty most of the time. Only a failing or
    obstructed bus lane looks like it's full of buses.
    That's why bus
    lanes such a hard sell in cities run by motorists who want to do the
    green thing but still form their impressions from behind the wheel."

  • Our allies at the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) are launching a campaign to turn the 4th Street segment from Hoover Street to Cochran into a bike boulevard. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic would be prioritized around this low-traffic area that is already utilized as a bike route.
  • The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Wilshire Bus-Only Lanes Project has been released for public review! Over the next month until July 26th, MTA will be taking in public comments online and via mail to be included in the official Environmental Impact Report.

  • In Detroit Michigan from June 22nd-June 26th, TRPT gathered with more than 15, 000 people for the U.S. Social Forum. Described not as a conference, but a political process to align and strengthen our communities, the Social Forum embarked with the motto: Another World is Possible, another U.S. is Necessary, another Detroit is happening.

  • The BRU's campaign to defeat MTA's racist fare increase reached a fever pitch on Thursday, May 27, when 150 BRU members and allies shut down the MTA Board.

  • After months of campaigning and an intensive week of fasting and organizing at the Rosa Parks Tent City, 150 BRU members and allies shut down the MTA Board. We were left with no choice but to stop business as usual. We brought the MTA Board meeting to a halt for the better part of 4 hours. In the process, two of our organizers, Sunyoung Yang and Gabriel Strachota, were arrested in an act of civil disobedience. Here's a recap of the day...

  • According the the LA Times, "Demonstrators effectively shut down the meeting and interrupted a hearing involving the 710 before authorities ordered union members to clear the room." Glendale News Press and La Opinion also recognized the BRU. Pasadena Star News and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune ran the same story, which quoted...[Read on for links and more media]

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