HB2020: Corporate Carbon Trading Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CZczRH5ljw Dear Governor Brown, Speaker Kotek, Senator Dembrow, and Representative Power: We, leaders of environmental justice groups in Oregon and throughout the U.S., call on you to be a true climate leader by supporting a fair, equitable and just transition and to oppose false […]

Huge Year End Victory!

To Our Community, Last week, our members claimed some incredible victories in the fight for transit justice. Earlier this year, bus riders spotted the fare hike in TriMet’s budget projections, and we made it known: fare hikes are the wrong direction. Our transit system […]

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Sign Our Letter: No Fare Hikes!

TriMet’s new General Manager Doug Kelsey is pushing for higher transit fares. He says “we haven’t [raised fares] in nine years.” Such a move would make our daily commute more expensive. When fares go up, ridership goes down. It causes a downward spiral that […]

UP WITH RIDERS- STOP THE FARE HIKE

Our Values:  Transit riders should make decisions about how the transit system functions. Riders’ ideas should be incorporated into all conversations that will impact their daily lives.  We follow the leadership of low-income people, people of color, youth, seniors, and disabled people. These are […]

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OPAL’s Holiday Wishlist

With Halloween behind us, the holidays are officially here! Below, we are excited to present OPAL’s Holiday Wishlist – our key priorities as the year comes to a close! 1) $15,000 in the GiveGuide! OPAL is proud to once again be a part of the Willamette Week Give!Guide. […]

Defend YouthPass

Objective: Win Fareless Youth Transit Access for As Many Youth As Possible Issue: Study after study shows that when youth have access to public transit, they don’t jsut do better in school: they have better health, economic, and community outcomes as well. For more than 20 […]

“If you see people evading fare, don’t write to TriMet and don’t complain to the driver. Just mind your own business and imagine a fareless transit system, where nobody is treated as if they were a criminal for moving freely in the world.” – https://t.co/AixubnKsAs

CLICK TO READ: “If you see people evading fare, don’t write to TriMet and don’t complain to the driver. Just mind your own business and imagine a fareless transit system, where nobody is treated as if they were a criminal for moving freely in […]

“There’s a rising movement for free public transit—a move that could relieve clogged roads and highways, help potentially houseless people keep their jobs, and permanently remove your supposed aggravation with fare jumpers.“ https://t.co/aueRAgTN9X

CLICK TO READ: “There’s a rising movement for free public transit—a move that could relieve clogged roads and highways, help potentially houseless people keep their jobs, and permanently remove your supposed aggravation with fare jumpers.“ https://t.co/aueRAgTN9X

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Where To B(RU)

It’s a busy autumn for Bus Riders Unite! Launched in June, the #UpWithRiders campaign continues to pick up momentum. #UpWithRiders is a joint campaign of OPAL, Bus Riders Unite, and the Youth Environmental Justice Alliance to stop fare hikes and win truly public transportation […]