Details about event

Local labor unions, environmental groups, students, and social justice advocates will gather in honor of the birthday of civil rights leader Rosa Parks, as well as other civil rights icons, as part of national Transit Equity Day led by the Labor Network for Sustainability, now in its sixth year.

Leaders from labor and advocates from across the environmental and social justice movements will lay out a broad vision of accessible public transportation for Ohio including demands to electrify passenger and school buses, expand bus service and eliminate fares, build new local bus rapid transit, and protect worker rights.

WHAT: A rally celebrating national Transit Equity Day
Uplifting transit equity issues in Ohio, and urging state legislators to prioritize equity in the Transportation Budget Bill

WHEN: Saturday, Feb 4, 1pm

WHERE: Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

SPEAKERS: Representatives of Ohio Sierra Club, Sunrise Columbus, Columbus DSA, and transit riders

ABOUT: Transit Equity Day is a national event in its sixth year, a unique collaboration among labor, environment and social justice advocates. Transit Equity Day in Columbus is sponsored by The Ohio Transportation Justice Coalition, a statewide coalition of environmental, labor, and social justice groups, including Ohio Sierra Club, Sunrise Columbus, Columbus DSA, Transit Columbus, SEIU Local One, Friends and Families for Safe Streets Columbusm and transit riders across the state.