We All Ride the Bus! We’re all in this together.

Tri-Met’s service cuts and fare increases will affect all of our community–from low-income families going to the grocery store to people trying to find work and get to their jobs. OPAL is helping to organize a broad-based coalition of community groups, unions, and environmental […]

The Truth Behind Tri-Met’s Budget Proposal

TriMet is a public agency yet is not adhering to transit equity principles or operating for the benefit of all communities. Service is no longer frequent, accessible or affordable, and we are headed in the wrong direction. Most troubling, TriMet is not being transparent […]

Equity Impacts of TriMet Budget Proposal

OPAL and our coalition partners are working to ensure that TriMet prioritizes the needs of those who depend on transit the most by investing in our bus system. The bus is the backbone of our system, making up 2/3 of all daily boardings, and is a critical lifeline for […]

OPAL’s new transit justice organizing team

Things are busy here at OPAL – TriMet just released its new budget, and our great new team is hitting the ground running, organizing bus riders and community allies to resist the devastating fare increases and service cuts proposed. Hector Osuna Mondragon has joined […]

OPAL receives EPA award for statewide Environmental Justice work

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon was part of a delegation honored by the Environmental Protection Agency for its work with the Governor’s Task Force on Environmental Justice in Salem on December 16, 2011. OPAL is represented by Board Chair Ben Duncan, who serves as the […]

Join us at our 1st Bus Stop POP!

Wednesday 12/21 4:00 – 6:30 pm Bus Stop POP! Is a form of community education and reclamation that turns neglected bus stops into the center of community celebration. At least once per month EPBS Project will POP up at a bus stop in East […]

Bus Stop Workshop Dec 12

Bus Stop Workshop: Action Meeting for the EPBS Project Monday Dec 12th | 6:00-8:00 PM OPAL Office 2407 SE 49th Ave, Portland OR 97206 We are hosting a Bus Stop Workshop for community members interested in the East Portland Bus Stop (EPBS) Project Dec […]

Rally for Fair Transfer at TriMet Board 9/28

WHAT: OPAL to present analysis for a 3 hour transfer and transfers after 7pm good all night to Trimet Board WHEN: Wednesday, September 28th; Rally at 8:00 AM, TriMet Board Meeting at 9:00 AM WHERE: The Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue WHY: Transit […]


OPAL community organizers and leaders from our Bus Riders Unite are inviting interested people who depend on TriMet and want to fight to improve the system to give us a call, send us an email, drop by our office, to get more connected with […]