Let’s get on board for Transit Equity Day! This national day of organizing and mobilization brings together unions, transit rider organizers, and climate and environmental justice groups to act as one voice around February 4, Rosa Park’s birthday, and to declare transit equity as a civil right.
This year, we are joining the Labor Network for Sustainability and the National Campaign for Transit Justice to drive an urgent narrative: Our public transportation systems should be measured by how well they service riders.
Over the course of 2023, San Francisco Transit Riders (SFTR) has worked with partners and advocates all across the city to create a report highlighting the changes needed to transform San Francisco’s transit network into the equitable and rider-focused system that San Franciscans want and deserve.
Through the SFTR-led Transit Justice Coalition, we conducted months of outreach and collaboration with organizations comprising a vast array of expertise, including transportation, housing, labor, climate, affordability, accessibility, and neighborhood needs. Through that outreach we identified several of the changes needed to transform our transit network into a more equitable and rider-focused system. The report will lift some of those necessary changes, as well as present solutions as a vision for what a fully-funded and equity-focused transit system could look like.
Sign up to receive updates on the report, which we plan to release on February 4th in honor of Transit Equity Day.