February 4 is Rosa Parks' birthday. For the past four years, thanks to the Labor Network for Sustainability, this date has been celebrated by transit advocates and agencies as TRANSIT EQUITY DAY. In 2020, a few people in La Crosse did some "Thank you, drivers!" sign waving at some bus stops. This year, the La Crosse MTU had a great action - roses on bus seats. and press event - that got excellent local media coverage.
We would like to make 2022 Transit Equity Day even bigger--widening the circle of those whose stories are told, including more communities in planning and programming, ensuring that we recognize the importance of dedicated, proactive administrators, drivers, and staff.
Are you interested in being on a planning team for 2022 Transit Equity Day? If yes, please email us at LaCrosseTransitAdvocates@protonmail.com OR call 608-315-2693 and leave a message for a call back.
COVID has put a real damper on our ability to program! Zoom meetings are just not easy or useful for networking and building relationships. And they are not useful for building a membership so we can have elections and build out our leadership team, either!
We hope to get back to in-person programs next year. In the meantime, here is an upcoming opportunity to connect online with other transit advocates from around the country.
Transportation for America (T4America) is holding its annual TRANSPORTATION CAMP on Saturday, January 8, ONLINE. There is a small registration fee, but the opportunity to learn from and network with others is well worth it. If you are tech savvy, you can volunteer for free registration. Learn more and register at: t4america.org/transportation-camp/