Bus Riders Unite!

Learn about our lead Campaign for a Fair Transfer!

Statement of Bus Riders Unite Principles:

Bus Riders Unite, a project of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, is a membership organization launched in 2010 that represents transit-dependent people. Bus Riders Unite fights for environmentally sustainable public transportation in the Portland Metropolitan region, on the premise that affordable, efficient, accessible, and convenient mass transit is a human right.

Bus Riders Unite recognizes and values the diverse cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and abilities of our membership body. We seek to build a democratic, multi-lingual, multiracial, all-inclusive community-based organization. Our leadership and membership are committed to lifting up the voices of transit depndent people and people whose voices are not commonly heard.

To read the full “Bus Riders Unite Organizational Structure and Collaborative Vision” document, please click here.

Get involved:

Monthly Bus Riders Unite Membership Meeting – 6:00PM, 3rd Tuesday of the month, January – November (we take December off to have a fun party to celebrate the end of the year!)

Meetings are held at OPAL Office 2407 SE 49th Ave TriMet #4, #14, #71

We welcome all bus riders and allies to build justice-making relationships, learn about our rights and public transportation, and mobilize to improve TriMet Bus service through funding and equitable policies.  Be a part of a group working to empower and be powerful in support of our rights and concerns as bus riders.

Our monthly meeting is rich with conversation, and operates as an educational space to learn about community organizing, local political issues, and trainings to recruit news bus riders. We also have a structure which has committees that you can get plugged into to work on issues that are important to you.

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