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 almost $1 million in non-union wage increases as part of the [...]
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 12 organizers! Many of them were brand new faces and all [...]
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 Delgado penned an opinion piece published this week in the Oregonian [...]
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 of the East Portland Bus Stop Improvement Project. Both of these [...]
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 have been surprised to see that OPAL staff and BRU members [...]
Help OPAL build power for Environmental Justice & Civil Rights in our communities by coming out to our 1st Saturday of the Month Organizing Day
BRU members about to go out organizing
WHEN: Saturday, February 2nd, 11am–2pm WHERE: Meet at the OPAL office 2407 SE 49th Avenue, Portland, Or. 97206 On Bus [...]
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, Foster, Division and Halsey.
“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.
With just a few days left before Trimet’s June 13 Board meeting, it’s crunch time! We need as many people as possible to come out to the board meeting to express support for the Bus Riders Unite Budget Alternative which reflects some of the best ideas from TriMet’s proposal and smart ideas from our bus [...]
Last month Bus Riders Unite presented our BRU Budget Alternative to the TriMet Board, and now the fight is just beginning.
We need broad public support for this compromise proposal, which reflects some of the best ideas from TriMet’s proposal and smart ideas from our bus rider members. Please join us on Wednesday, May [...]