September 1 · 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Portland City Hall SW 4th & Main St. Portland, OR
Bus Riders are under attack, fares have risen by 70% and on September 1st, service is being cut by 70,000 hours. We DEMAND that TriMet meet its mission and provide affordable and reliable bus services to working people!
Priorities of OPAL Bus Riders Unite!
The mission of OPAL Bus Riders Unite! is to win fair, friendly, frequent, fully-funded and affordable public transportation in the Metro Portland area.
1. We need TriMet to prioritize working-class Portland, people who depend on our public transportation for access to the necessities of life.
2. We demand fairness in TriMets budget priorities and demand an increase in the number of buses. Put an end to overcrowding, to long wait times, to late buses.
3. TriMet fares need to be reduced to increase ridership thereby improving air quality and health out comes, reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change.
MONTHLY BUS RIDERS UNITE! | 2nd Tuesdays 6-8pm | OPAL Office 2407 SE 49th Ave TriMet #4, #14, #71
We welcome all bus riders and allies monthly to build justice-making relationships, learn about our rights and public transportation, and mobilize to improve Trimet Bus service through funding and equitable policies. Be a part of a group working to empower and be powerful in support of our rights and concerns as Trimet bus riders.
Our monthly meeting is rich with conversation, and operates as an educational space to learn about community organizing, local political issues, and trainings to recruit news bus riders.