In Actions, Bus Riders Union, Campaigns, Free Public Transit Campaign, The Labor Community Strategy Center


Dear Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Hilda Solis, Councilman Mike Bonin

MTA CEO Phillip Washington, and all MTA board members

We fully support the Bus Riders Union’s Free Public Transportation Campaign.

We ask you to

  • Go forward with Free Public Transportation for all LAUSD students when they return to school
  • Provide free public transportation for all MTA riders until December 31.
  • In 2021 work to continue free fares for all. If at any time fares are charged, agree that fares will never be higher than $50 a month for an unlimited ride Bus/Rail pass and 50 cents with free transfers for one-way rides
  • We ask you to stop all fare collections to avoid inevitable anti-Black racial profiling, and allow all passengers to pay on the honor system so that those who cannot afford to pay will not be harassed, ticketed, or arrested.

We appreciate the steps you are already moving in that direction and urge you to grasp the full urgency of the COVID 19 reality and its aftermath and through free public transportation, make the civil rights, mobility, and climate justice objectives for your passengers and the larger public the highest priority.

Organizational Sign Ons

Bus Riders Union/Labor Community Strategy Center

Equal Voice for Southern California Famileis Alliance

Council of Mexican Federations in North America, COFEM

Black Girls Do Bike

Community Coalition

Crenshaw Subway Coalition

InneCity Struggle

Ride in Living Color

Social Enviromental Alliance

California Partnership

United Teachers of Los Angeles

Youth Justice Coalition