Bus Riders Union

Community organizations face police at inauguration - Pete White on Street News Service

It was clear when members of the Los Angeles Community Action Network, Bus Riders Union, and South Asian Network arrived at the venue that this would not be democracy's finest hour.

Community organizations face police at inauguration - Pete White on Street News Service

It was clear when members of the Los Angeles Community Action Network, Bus Riders Union, and South Asian Network arrived at the venue that this would not be democracy's finest hour.

The Uninvited Guests - BRU at Inauguration - Mayor Sam blog

An organized, loud, yet noticeably well behaved group of protesters marched and chanted outside of the barricaded grounds of the Mayoral Inauguration today.

The Uninvited Guests - BRU at Inauguration - Mayor Sam blog

An organized, loud, yet noticeably well behaved group of protesters marched and chanted outside of the barricaded grounds of the Mayoral Inauguration today.

Is The BRU Winning the Battle of Ideas? (Part 1 of 2)

As local transit agencies cut much needed service and raise fares, despite the obligation the U.S. has to reduce green house gas emissions to curb global warming, forces in the world are calling for the restriction of auto use and working to implement policies to invest in a sustainable mass transit. Critical factors that shape the BRU’s programmatic demands – auto restriction, bus-centered system with bus only lanes and fare reductions as a means to free fares – are highlighted in the following articles of the last two weeks.

Is it now a crime to be poor? The criminalization of everyday life

Barbara Ehrenreich's op-ed, Is it now a crime to be poor?, published on August 9th in the New York Times is an important contribution, written for the readers of the New York Times, about the criminalization of poverty in the U.S. 

BRU members testify at MTA: LRTP must include Clean Air and Economic Justice!

Leaders from South LA and Boyle Heights get in front of the MTA board member to demand major changes in the MTA's Long Range Transportation Plan. Watch the video testimony and read their reflections.

BRU Youth Leader Testifies at MTA: Demands 500 more buses

BRU member Cesar Chavez testifies at the July 23rd MTA Board Meeting, demanding that the Clean Air and Economic Justice plan be included in the MTA's Long Range Transportation Plan. Click here to read the blog and see him speak!