Thursday, January 28, 2021

Mayoral Candidates Survey coming on February 4!

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions for the mayoral candidate survey. We are beginning to receive responses and will publish all here on NATIONAL TRANSIT EQUITY DAY - February 4.

Also, mark your calendar for our MARCH event! New State Senator Brad Pfaff will join us for an online Talking Transit hour on Thursday, March 18 at 6 p.m. More details soon! 

We are in the process of finalizing our relationship with Wisconsin Transit Riders Alliance which will give us a new web address and other benefits. Right now we are not set up to accept membership donations, so for 2021, membership will be FREE! Please consider joining us, so we can grow our group, increase our reach, and strengthen our advocacy efforts.

Thank you, Bridget, for our new logo and banner!

Friday, January 15, 2021

National Transit Equity Days, February 3 and 4



FEBRUARY 3 AND 4, 2021


The Community Hearing on Transit Equity: A National Conversation

Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4, 2021 

Open for public participationthe Community Hearing will feature testimonies from workers and riders who depend on transit. Community and labor organizers will act as hearing facilitators. Our goals are 1) to develop a vision and platform for transportation rooted in the experience of those who are most dependent on public transit; and 2) to influence the hearts and minds of decision makers, who play an important role in the survival of robust public transportation systems. We need to guarantee workers and riders from all walks of life have safe, affordable and reliable means of transportation to get to where they need to be, when they need to be there, without struggle, financial stress or prejudice.

Transit Equity Day of Action

Thursday, February 4, 2021

We will continue to lift up the grassroots local and state-level actions that take place on February 4, Ms. Rosa Parks’ birthday,  demanding that local officials address the  need for fiscal support of safe, equitable and affordable public transit that supports a climate-safe economy. As with prior Transit Equity Days, we are choosing Rosa Parks’ birthday because she is an iconic figure among many of the civil rights era who chose the tactic of refusing to give up her seat on the bus. We want to make the connection between this act of resistance and the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation powered by clean/renewable energy.

Visit the website for more details, ideas for action, tools to spread the word, and more!


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Ask the mayor (candidates)

There are officially  ten candidates for mayor. We would like to compile a questionnaire about transit issues for mayoral candidates and release results on February 4, National Transit Equity Day.

Our current mayor is a strong public transportation supporter and a bus rider. We would like to make sure that we know where candidates stand on this important public service.

If you have suggestions for questions, please COMPLETE THIS FORM or email mtufriends at hotmail