Bus Riders Springing Forward with Campaigns, Ideas, Solutions

As our weather is warming up, so is the activity level at OPAL. This week began the approval process for TriMet’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget. With no service cuts or fair increases on the table, the transit agency’s management and board of directors may […]

First Annual BRU Membership Gathering!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in Bus Riders Unite’s first annual Membership Gathering this weekend! The organizational structure of Bus Riders Unite is really starting to take shape, thanks to the hard work and patience of BRU members themselves. Our Associate […]


What a busy week at OPAL! We were gearing up for a week dedicated to Affordable Housing and Section 8 reform when stories broke about TriMet’s secretive use of the contingency fund in last year’s budget. Thanks to great reporting by Michael Andersen of […]

Fair Housing Action Underway!

For the past twenty years our region has experienced the continuous displacement of people of color, due largely to gentrification and housing discrimination. The trend has been relentless: our communities are more highly segregated by income and by race with each passing year. Safeguards […]

1st Saturday Organizing – Join Us!

Help OPAL build power for Environmental Justice & Civil Rights in our communities by coming out to our 1st Saturday of the Month Organizing Day WHEN: Saturday, February 2nd, 11am–2pm WHERE: Meet at the OPAL office 2407 SE 49th Avenue, Portland, Or. 97206 On […]

Improve Your Bus Stops

The East Portland Bus Stop Project focuses on creating opportunities for meaningful involvement in transit decision making and increases awareness of connectivity  issues between bus and pedestrian transit. This is a community driven project focusing on areas around: SE 82nd, SE 122nd, Stark, Powell, […]

A Year in Review

Thank you to those who were able to join us this last Saturday at Bar Carlo in SE Portland for an intimate holiday celebration. We were able to show our successes of the year in a Prezi presentation, highlighting the dedication and tenacity of our […]

Join Us for a Holiday Party!

(click on the graphic to RSVP) Join OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon as we celebrate the end of 2012 together as a community! We’ll be showing “Adela’s Journey”, a short documentary created by OPAL organizer Hector Osuna about a Portland bus rider, as well as […]

Adela’s Journey

“Adela’s Journey” is a short documentary created by OPAL’s Community Organizer Hector Osuna. Adela rides the #4, East Portland’s only frequent service east-west line, to her 5am hotel shift in downtown Portland. What thoughts do you have after watching? Share in the comments below.

October Bus Riders Unite Membership Meeting

Bus Riders Unite Membership Meeting Updates of Projects & Future Campaigns Join us! Tuesday, October 23rd, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Food will be available at 5:30pm Bellrose Station Community Room 7901 SE 92nd Ave. Portland, Or. 97266 On Bus Lines # 72, 19, MAX Green line […]