The BRU rallies after our Press Conference at MTA Headquarters to demand a stop to MTA's racist fare increase. BRU calls public attention to MTA's staff attempt to silence the public by denying them their rightful opportunity to speak on the impacts that another fare increase will have on the lives of half a million Black, Latino and Asian working class bus riders!
Apr 20 2010 - 9:30am - Apr 20 2010 - 1:00pm
Bus Riders Union March Monthly Meeting
The Bus Riders Union holds a monthly membership meeting every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church.
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Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire BlvdLos Angeles, CA, 90010
BRU Wins Policy Breakthrough by Securing the 20% of Measure R Bus Improvement funds | October 22, 2009
BRU wins two major policy breakthroughs to protect bus riders' Civil Rights at the MTA's monthly Board meeting! After months of pressure from the BRU, Mayor Villaraigosa requests that MTA staff present a plan for bus system improvements and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas introduced an amendment to the 2009 LRTP that included language to protect the 20% of Measure R funds exclusively for bus expansion.
BRU presents Mayor Villaraigosa 100’s of MTA bus service report cards - Huizar & Ridley-Thomas are next.
BRU takes it to City Hall Chambers and the County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room! A week after we held a press conference to unveil the results of our 2300 person survey that gave MTA bus service a D average, the BRU Action Committee decided it was time to step outside of the MTA Board room and visit Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Jose Huizar and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in their home turf.
After months of resultless waiting for Supervisor Ridley-Thomas to champion bus rider's needs, the BRU addressed him directly during the public comments section of the County Board of Supervisors Meeting, presenting the appalling MTA bus performance results from the BRU Survey and urging him to adopt the BRU Clean Air and Economic Justice Plan as a basis for the 20% of Measure R funds that were dedicated to improvement in the bus transit system.
Dozens of BRU members worked to collect close to 3000 postcards from bus
riders who were asked to grade their bus service in LA County. People were asked
to grade MTA bus service anywhere from an A for excellent thru an F for
extremely poor, on the following aspects: fares, night service, on-time
Koreatown and Bus Riders union members call for Clean Air, Economic Justice and people's stimuls plan
BRU demands 500 more buses, bus only lanes, lower fares, no service cuts