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April 29th Portland People’s Climate Movement Update

Route, Partners, Program Details WHEN: April 29th, 2017 12:00pm-5:00pm WHERE: Portland OR: Dawson Park, N. Williams at N Stanton (map) – March will proceed south on N. Vancouver, South on Wheeler, East on Multnomah, South on MLK and east on Davis, ending at Buckman […]

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CONFIRMED: TriMet Building Interrogation, Detention Cells

As first reported on KBOO Community Radio (skip to -36:20 to hear segment), TriMet now admits that the $11M Transit Jail will include interrogation and detention facilities.  We’ve been trying to get TriMet on the record about this for some time. Kudos to community-supported media […]

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Transportation: a People’s Climate Movement Issue

As we gear up for the April 29th Portland People’s Climate Movement, we will elevate the front-line communities who are leading the day of action. The Portland Climate Movement will not just focus on carbon-reduction and sea level rise (though those issues are vital, and […]

A prisoner in handcuffs and an orange prison jumpsuit. The jumpsuit has the "Trimet Riders Club" logo on the back.

Sign the Petition! No Transit Jail!

TriMet snuck $11M into their next budget for a new transit police facility. Bus Riders Unite, Portland’s transit riders union, says JAIL NO! NO INCREASED FARE ENFORCEMENT! We do not need a new transit police facility located steps from the Rose Quarter and Lloyd Center […]

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VIDEO: True or False: Youth Transit

The Youth Environmental Justice Alliance has created a video to dispel some myths about youth use of transit and their campaign, YouthPass to the Future. Watch the video below, and click the buttons to share with your networks!

UPDATE: Metro Responds to OPAL Letter!

Two weeks ago, OPAL signed on to a letter with a broad coalition of organizations to demand that Trimet, Metro, and the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) support a robust and comprehensive regional infrastructure bond measure. You can find out more details […]

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OPAL, Partners to TriMet & JPACT: “Portland Must Do Better”

Last week, OPAL was proud to sign on to a letter with a broad coalition demanding that TriMet and the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) make serious investments in the future of our region’s transportation system. Partners signing on to the letter […]

A prisoner in handcuffs and an orange prison jumpsuit. The jumpsuit has the "Trimet Riders Club" logo on the back.

Riders Say “JAIL NO!”

Did you hear the news? Trimet snuck an $11M transit jail into their new budget. Bus Riders first heard the news on February 22nd. We held internal meetings to ask: what’s the Bus Riders Unite response? At March 22nd’s Trimet Board Meeting, we were […]

A prisoner in handcuffs and an orange prison jumpsuit. The jumpsuit has the "Trimet Riders Club" logo on the back.

Trimet Sneaks $11M for Police Into Budget

Massive expansion of police presence with no public discussion OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon and Bus Riders Unite are shocked and appalled at the announcement of an increase of $11M for police in the Trimet budget. There is no need for this expansion of the […]

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Meet Elected BRU Leader David Bouchard

by Shawn Fleek, Community Engagement Coordinator David Bouchard is a bright and inspiring guy. He’s got a magnetic personality, and his voice can fill a room. David is the elected chair of the Bus Riders Unite Research and Advisory Committee (RAC). They’re the group […]