The Bus Riders Union joined forces with community leaders from the Crenshaw district, Beverly Hills, East Los Angeles, Northeast LA, and the San Gabriel Valley to stop Measure J!
In November, LA County MTA will ask voters to tax themselves again with a proposal to extend a 1/2 cent sales tax until 2069. In 2009, they raised the sales tax with big promises to improve transit, but in fact what they gave bus riders was a hefty fare increase and major cuts in our bus service.
Transit Riders for Public Transportation, founded in Los Angeles in 2009, looks back on 3 years of ground level organizing, advocating, waging anti-racist struggles for the civil and environmental rights of communites of color, transit-dependent people and working class communities.
Join us at LA City Hall rally to launch national campaign: Mr President, Enforce, Restore, Expand Our Civil Rights!
In the tradition of Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders, LA's buses are once again a frontline battleground for the future of civil rights. On July 25, 11am at City Hall, the Bus Riders Union is launching a national campaign calling on President Obama to stand for the civil rights of Black and Latino transit riders in Los Angeles by restoring one million hours of bus service in LA and restoring the public's right to sue for civil rights.
As the House and Senate go to conference committee for the newest Federal Surface Re-authorization, their have arisen environmental concerns. The proposed Federal Surface Re-authorization bill has proposed
streamlining of environmental processes in order to accelerate project
implementation. In this report the breakdown of the proposed
streamlining for both the House bill, HR 4348 and the Senate bill, S1813
are broken down and explained.
Urge White House to Reverse Federal Transit Administration Decision and Restore One Million Hours of Lost Service to Los Angeles Bus Riders
UPDATED! FTA ruling is out on LA Metro civil rights violations--we're calling on Obama to intervene, reverse MTA service cuts
The Bus Riders Union and civil rights groups on Tuesday held a press conference to sharply denounce the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) failure to find Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) in violation of federal civil rights laws, and failure to restore 1 million hours of previously cut service. Despite overwhelming evidence showing that the agency knowingly discriminated against bus riders of color when approving the elimination of nearly one million hours of bus service between 2007 and 2011, the FTA issued a ruling with stern words but no remedies. Transit riders are urging President Obama to intervene, calling it a test of his administration's commitment to civil rights.