Turning Up the Heat in June

We had another great day of 1stSaturday Organizing last weekend, with blue skies and more than 15 volunteer organizers! We even had three youth representatives out with us for their first day of organizing. It was great to see them engaging the public about […]

Save the Date: Thursday, June 27th

On Thursday, June 27th, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon will host Voices from a People’s History of the United States, a benefit for the summer Organizer in Training Program at an inaugural fundraising event at Curious Comedy Theatre, located in the heart of Vanport Square […]

TriMet Board Approves FY14 Budget with Commitment to CFT Evaluation

On Thursday, TriMet and the agency’s Board of Directors acknowledged the hard work that OPAL and Bus Riders Unite! has put into our analysis of extended transfers and the effects this might have on transit riders who depend on single ticket fares. They repeatedly […]

Guest Blog Post: How We Roll

This week’s guest blog post is from long time Bus Riders Unite member and self-identified ‘transit geek’ Cameron Johnson.  Hello fellow transit riders and activists. You may have noticed how the mainstream media has picked up the pace in investigating TriMet’s decision to allocate […]

Making Strides for Transit Justice

We are really excited about two significant milestones for both BRU and OPAL that occurred this week! The first one you may have read about in OPAL’s Facebook post about 1st Saturday Organizing. We had a record number of participants on May 4th with […]

Guest Post: A Night Without a Bus Pass

This week’s blog post comes from OPAL Youth Organizer, Nicole Johnson, who has been working with youth city-wide to advocate for stable funding of the YouthPass benefit, and to expand it to all students in the Portland metropolitan area. Herself and Multnomah Youth Commissioner Jose Lopez […]

Guest Post: A BRU Member’s Take

This has been a big week in the world of Bus Riders Unite and OPAL. An active BRU member and outer Southeast Portland resident Eavan Moore is our guest posting for this week, offering her take on the future of Campaign for a Fair […]

BRU Meeting Next Week!

Bus Riders Unite! has had a busy week as they continue to work toward being guided entirely by members. The Leadership Committee helped to shape the agenda for next week’s BRU meeting, during which members will have more of a role in facilitation as […]

Advocacy and Outreach: OPAL and BRU are Matching Strides

Did someone say “momentum”? Oh, that’s right, WE did.  OPAL and BRU are still picking up speed after the successes of the First Annual Membership Gathering at the end of March. We’re continuing to build power within multiple campaigns and efforts. BRU members were […]

1st Saturday: Get Involved!

If you have found yourself thinking lately that you would like to get more involved with OPAL and Bus Riders Unite!, this Saturday is the perfect opportunity. We will be out for 1st Saturday Organizing and also conducting more bus stop assessments as part […]