BRU LIFE at the TriMet Board Meeting – Wed, September 28th

 

14264234_10155515187638532_2288178793000740489_n

“Join Bus Riders Unite as we take our Low Income Fare Equity (LIFE) report to the TriMet Board of Directors! If you’d like to sign up to give testimony, please contact Orlando @ 503 774-4504, or email orlando@opalpdx.org

Portland’s union of transit riders proposes that TriMet implement a reduced price fare for low-income riders. Our LIFE plan comes from analysis of other cities, breaking down TriMet’s budget, and is rooted in the needs of transit-dependent people of color and people with low incomes.

Our demands:
– A fare reduction for low-income riders to help make the new electronic fare system accessible
– A program available to anyone making less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Line
– Expand the definition of “Honored Citizen” rather than creating a new fare.
– Partner with social services agencies to verify income
– The fare reduction should remain in effect for two-years after a rider signs up
– A low-income fare should be in addition to, and not replace, existing programs that support transportation access.

Bus Riders Unite!
Transit is a human right!”

 

8:30 – 10 am, on Wednesday September 28th, at Portland Community Media, 2766 NE MLK.

 

Advertisements

Who gets to develop the King/Rosa Parks site?

City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, forever asleep on the job, apparently didn’t realize that tossing the empty King/Parks lot to out-of-town developers (see: Development Commission’s inane and dangerous decision to give the Vanport lot to Majestic Realty) would result in any controversy. Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives disagreed, and…

How a backroom deal helped Portland dodge another gentrification controversy