POWER Release Event for “Next Stop: Justice – Race and Environment at the Center of Transit Planning.”

From POWER:

Co-sponsored by: POWER, the Center for Political Education and Making Contact
Featuring:

  • Sunyoung Yang from the Bus Riders Union in Los Angeles
  • Miho Kim from the Data Center
  • Bob Allen from Urban Habitat
  • Youth and Community Leaders from POWER’s Transit to the People Campaign
  • Join us for food, beer, wine –and strategizing!

**This event is wheelchair accessible and free! Childcare and Spanish/English translation also provided.
Click here to RSVP or email jaron@peopleorganized.org

Next Stop: Justice offers a cutting edge, comprehensive analysis of public transit in San Francisco, with a vision for a new transit policy that puts race and the environment at the center. With ten case studies of core transit lines in Southeast San Francisco and survey data from more than 700 grassroots MUNI riders, Next Stop: Justice shows how transit solutions that benefit youth, elders, communities of color and immigrant communities can best serve the city as a whole, fueling economic development and contributing to a healthier planet.

This report is a joint project of POWER, the DataCenter and Urban Habitat.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

POWER: Mobility for Low-Income San Franciscans Means Putting Transit First

|
Advocates for San Francisco’s low-income communities have issued a new report calling for policy changes intended to improve Muni service, increase mobility for transit-dependent San Franciscans, reduce pollution from driving, and improve the city’s economy. “Next Stop: Justice” was released last month by People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), a group that made headlines […]

Forum: Transportation for the Masses or the Gentrification of Mass Transit?

|
From UrbanIDEA: Out of the shadows of decades of land use and housing rights battles there is an emerging movement for transportation justice that’s reshaping the transportation debate and winning real victories for low income people, riders of color, and transit dependent populations. In the current “Gilded Age” of the Bay Area economy, public investment in mass transit is […]
Bike-Capitolupdatecroppedsmall (1)
STREETSBLOG CALIFORNIA

CA Legislative Update: Transit Passes, Transportation Commission Representation, Automated Speed Cameras

|
A bill to create a statewide youth transit pass program passed the Assembly Transportation Committee, as did one that would require that at least one member of the California Transportation Commission represent low-income communities. Another bill, to create a pilot program to use automated speed enforcement cameras in San Francisco and San Jose, was put off for a year.

BART Board Candidates Discuss Future of Bay Area Transportation

|
Yesterday evening, the San Francisco Transit Riders held a “BART Board Director Candidate Forum” at the Mission Pool & Playground Clubhouse in the Mission District. From the SF Transit Riders: We are hosting the forum for the candidates to introduce themselves and respond to SFTR and public questions. This is an important time in BART’s […]

Despite Setback, Advocates Claim Partial Win in MTC Discrimination Suit

|
Seventy eight percent of AC Transit riders are people of color. Flickr photo: jlnriang In 2005, with frustration and anger mounting over service cuts and fare hikes for AC Transit riders, who are mostly people of color, a coalition of riders, labor and environmental justice advocates filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transportation […]