Transit Riders for Public Transportation

After we successfully stopped sweeping service cuts and fare hikes to our bus system, we joined a national alliance of transportation justice organizations called Transit Riders for Public Transportation (TRPT).  TRPT is a coalition of grassroots organizations like Chainbreaker and was working on a coordinated campaign targeting the Federal Surface Transportation Bill that was being considered for renewal in Spring of 2012.  The goals of the campaign were to inject an environmental justice analysis into the federal surface transportation bill, strengthen civil rights protections for transit projects and increase funding for transit operations around the country.