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Transit Equity Day 2019

February 4, 2019

Last year, people took action in dozens of cities across the U.S. demanding that our local, state and federal governments make public transit accessible and affordable to all, create good jobs by expanding our public transit systems, and protect our health and climate by using renewable energy to power our buses and trains.

Join us again on February 4, 2019 for the Second Transit Equity Day

We choose February 4 as Transit Equity Day to honor Rosa Parks on her birthday. Her act of resistance by refusing to give up her seat on the bus in 1955 was a catalyst for the civil rights movement. It affirmed that everyone has the right to equal access to public transit.

Also, join us for the SOCIAL MEDIA DAY LAUNCH on DECEMBER 21 to honor the successful end to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Help us forward social media posts on that day. E-mail us to join our Post Speaker Blast– – or stay tuned to this webpage for more info!

Actions You Can Take on Transit Equity Day

  • Click here for the Organizing Toolkit.
  • Get on Board for Transit Equity Day! Register your activity here (even if you don’t know what it is yet).
  • Join an action near you – here’s a list of planned actions. If you’re in the Washington DC area, here’s an action you should attend: County Executive Office Building Auditorium, 101 Monroe St, Rockville, MD 20850, Monday February 4, 6:00 p.m.


  • Convene an educational event about public transit as a civil right and as a key strategy to confront climate change.
  • Wear a button or sticker to your workplace showing support for public transit as a civil right.
  • Get an op-ed published in your local newspaper.


  • Organize a direct action to support a local campaign for quality public transit for all.


  • Get your union local, organization city council, transportation board and others to pass a resolution supporting public transportation as a civil right.
  • Get your union to establish a climate action committee.

For More Information Contact

Sponsoring Organizations: Amalgamated Transit Union, Americans for Transit, Best Friends of Low Country Transit, Chainbreaker Collective (Santa Fe, NM), Georgia STAND-UP, Institute for Policy Studies (Washington, DC), Jobs to Move America, Labor Network for Sustainability, Labor Community Strategy Center (Los Angeles, CA), Music City Riders United/Workers’ Dignity (Nashville, TN), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon (Portland, OR), Partnership for Working Families, Pittsburghers for Public Transit (Pittsburgh, PA), The Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs, Sierra Club, and Sierra Club Minnesota Northstar Chapter. [Sponsoring organizations contribute money, in-kind support to the national organizing effort or participate on the Planning Committee for Transit EquityDay.]

Endorsing Organizations:, Colorado Interfaith Power and Light, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Greenpeace-USA, Jobs with Justice, Policy Link, San Francisco Taxi Workers Alliance, and The Leap.


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