By Mutsumi R. Mizuno
This time, the question is not whether Rosa Parks can sit at the front of the bus – it's whether she gets to ride the bus at all. While discrimination in transportation is no longer a matter of overt racism, many poor working people find public transportation services inadequate. And because the costs of owning and driving a car are high, private automobile transportation is not an easy option.
MTC Stalls Adoption of EJ Principles
Building on top of the community outreach that TALC has already conducted for the East Bay BRT, TALC has recently been contracted to conduct the community outreach portion of the East Oakland CBTP. With additional financial and staff support for outreach from Urban Habitat, TALC and Urban Habitat staff will be spending the next several months coordinating outreach to dozens of community groups and facilities throughout East Oakland, focusing on surveying residents and workers in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
That is why it is crucial that funding for transit serving communities of color and low-income communities is prioritized. Join Urban Habitat, members of the Transportation Justice Working Group (TJWG) and others to ensure that all communities benefit from high quality, affordable and convenient p
Governor's $1.1 Billion in Proposed Transit Cuts Contradict State Goals to Improve Transit Infrastructure
January 8, 2007
MTC Director Flip-Flops on Prior Support for Correcting Transportation Funding Inequities, Despite Recent Findings that Low-Income Bus Riders Get Short End of Stick