Affordable, reliable public transit is a right. It is also an essential public service, on par with utilities such as water and electricity. On February 2, 2021, the Roundtable, along with our vast network of affiliates and partners, gathered virtually to celebrate Transit Equity Day and honor of Rosa Parks’s legacy.
Our Transit Equity Day discussion at the (Virtual) Capitol featured speakers Mustafa Salahuddin with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Dr. Mark Mitchell (George Mason University), Dottie Green with the Rosa Parks Legacy Group, Rep. Roland Lemar, Rep. Gerarldo Reyes, and more!
Watch the recording of our virtual Transit Equity Day discussion!
On February 4th, as part of a national campaign, Connecticut is taking action to demand 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.
We chose 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.
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