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MTA LOCKS OUT many with tap robotized machines and Inadequate Tools for LA PUBLIC rail use (tags)
Tap machines set by MTA in rail stations have confusing & frustrating too little info and options. Sr. rates not shown or flick off, Tap card only good for 1 day, has fixed $$$ amts to add fares, LACK OF any real ASSISTANCE or clarity in how to use them plastic cards - so have we turned into robotized plastic obedients who overpay, cant communicate with metal machines, and are Tapped OUT of metro-rail use ? NOT in big LA, but it is ! Someone fix it quick or we'll be locked out of our humanity and intelligent responsiveness and responsibilities too. Tap cards are not a helpful solution required to transport in LA - MTA listen up ! .... but have they ever ?
YES !! it's us = ROSE PARADE OCCUPIED....by 99% (tags)
Repeat as prior Pubishing did not provide paragraph spacing for proper reading !!! was "Indy system failure " ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Occupiers are active in this Rose Parade, with a float, with occupiers, with BIG B&W signs, with notable speakers, with OUR PRESENCE telling those who glorify corporate-sponsored-paid-for floats that there is MORE than just commercials in a city parade ...'for the people"....not to just passively watch on TV but to become actually Present and Involved !
ROSE PARADE OCCUPIED....by 99% (tags)
Occupiers are active in this Rose Parade, with a float, with occupiers, with BIG B&W signs, with notable speakers, with OUR PRESENCE telling those who glorify corporate-sponsored-paid-for floats that there is MORE than just commercials in a city parade ...'for the people"....not to just passively watch on TV but to become actually Present and Involved !
Bus Riders Union - what a radical idea ! (tags)
My first visit to the Bus Riders Union meeting on 7/20/08 and boy, am I am impressed ! Enthusiastic courteous bilingual activists
MTA Fare Increase footage from May 24th (tags)
Video from the may 24th fare increase public hearing by the mta. See how much they care about us!
The Battle for Mass Transit in Los Angeles (tags)
Scenes and public commentary from the MTA's public hearing on the recent fare hike, as well as general commentary on the event and a discussion as to what prevents Los Angeles from creating the mass transit system it direly needs.
EPCC Joins Bus Riders Protest against Racist MTA Bus Fare Hike; How About Our Iraq Money? (tags)
Last May 24, scores of Filipinos belonging to the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and People’s CORE from Historic Filipinotown came to the MTA headquarters at the Union Station s to protest the proposed 200% MTA bus fare hike. They were in solidarity with the Bus Riders Union (BRU) and the hundreds of Angelinos who expressed their outrage over the bus fare increase.
Help the Bus Riders Keep Fares Low (tags)
The BRU is protesting the proposed MTA fare hikes. We're in the middle of a war for oil, and they want to cut back, discourage, and raise fares. The working class economy sucks, and they want to suck the money from our purses. How about they do the right thing, and get rid of the SUV subsidy? Protest!
URGENT!! MIGRA RAIDS IN LA!! PRESS CONFERENCE THIS WED in LA!!! (tags)
URGENT!! PLEASE SPREAD THIS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS!! !!!REPOST!!! !!!REPOST!!!
NYC Transit Strike: Union Power vs. Class Collaboration (tags)
Strikers Defy Taylor Law
Miguel Contreras Remembered (tags)
Today we mourn the death of Miguel Contreras, a major figure in the Los Angeles and national trade union movement, who died suddenly last Friday of a heart attack. Miguel was the Secretary-Treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor—that is, its executive director, field general, chief strategist and tactician.
Interview with Bus Riders Union Rep. Manuel Criollo Speaks on the Bus Strike (MP3 Audio) (tags)
Interview with elected Bus Riders Union representative Manuel Criollo on the Los Angeles Bus Strike. This interview took place today, Monday, November 10th around 4pm at a BRU demonstration in front of the County Board of Supervisors.
Fools Gold: New Light Rail System Not Worth the Price (tags)
In comparison to the MTA’s notoriously overcrowded buses that creep along through the Los Angeles metro area, stopping every 2 or 3 blocks for passengers and red lights, there’s no doubt the Gold Line represents a new era for car-free residents in the adjacent neighborhoods. Yet there is an even better alternative for people wanting to make long distance commutes.
GPLAC MEDIA RELEASE-MTA (tags)
Greens say MTA policies are skewed against the working poor
Happy New Year: MTA VOTES FARE INCREASES FOR 2004. (tags)
Los Angeles County's transit board voted 9-4 on May 22 to raise the cost of monthly bus and rail transit passes and fares. The hikes,will take effect Jan. 1, are expected to provide about $40 million in additional revenues .
Bus Riders Oppose MTA Fare Increase (5/22/03) (tags)
Overflow crowd of bus riders, led by the Bus Riders Union, plus labor activists and other mass transit activists testifies against MTA fare increase, but MTA passes the increase anyway by one vote.
bus riders union march (tags)
Bus Riders Union March today.
Federal Appeals Court rejects MTA's appeal-- Civil Rights Victory for 500,000 Lo (tags)
In a major defeat for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a federal appeals court on Friday ordered the transit agency to buy hundreds of new buses to relieve overcrowding throughout Los Angeles County. The long-awaited decision, which took 16 months for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hand down, rejects the MTA's appeal of a court order issued more than two years ago by the chief U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles calling for the agency to buy 248 additional buses.
Action: Mayor Hahn: fulfill campaign pledge for Bus Riders (tags)
Subject: Bus Riders' Union Urgent Action: Make Phone Call to New Mayor Hahn to FulfillCampaign Promise to BRU
Bus Riders Union Sit-in at the MTA Board (tags)
The Bus Riders Union shut down MTA's board meeting, in the face of the board's attempts to terminate the BRU consent decree, weaken the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and build the Eastside Light Rail.
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Maria Pic For May MTA Protest Story (Hidden) (tags)
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Manuel Pic For May MTA Protest Story (Hidden) (tags)
Manuel Pic For May MTA Protest Story (Hidden)
L.A. TRANSIT STRIKERS AND RIDERS BRIDGE THE RACIAL DIVIDE AND FIGHT THE MTA (tags)
L.A. transit strikers and riders bridge the racial divide and fight the MTA, not each other
Day 24 on the MTA Picket Line (tags)
Interviews with MTA drivers on the 24th day of the strike.
Strike Moves Some From Bus To Bikes--But MTA Neglect Makes Biking Hard (tags)
The bus-to-bike transition some commuters are making as a result of the MTA strike hits a speed-bump: the MTA's failure to provide sufficient bike-friendly routes.
The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition Demands to MTA, SCAG (tags)
The following statement includes a list of demands directed toward the MTA and SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments). It provides a clear blueprint for action to fully realize the potential for bicycle transportation as a fully integrted part of LA's transportation system.
MTA Challenged re Social Justice in Long-Range Transportation Plan (tags)
This letter to the MTA challengs both the substance and the insular, exclusionary decisionmaking process involvded in MTA's Long-Range Transportation Plan. It provides a penetrating examination of what’s wrong and what’s needed in planning the physical future of LA to accomodate the needs of all, including poor and minority communities whose needs are routinely neglected.
8/31 Letter to UTU leadership from the Bus Riders Union (tags)
While the corporate media try to pit the MTA's striking drivers against bus passengers, this pre-strike letter of support for the strike from the Bus Rider's union provides a needed dose of reality about the actual issues--and villians--involved.
Bus Riders Union and the MTA (tags)
A short Report from the Saturday Bus Riders Union meeting regarding the MTA strike
L.A. Times' Coverage of the MTA strike (tags)
A letter adressing the LA times' one-sided coverage of the current MTA strike.
Then why... (tags)
Subway Turned Back in Downtown L.A. (tags)
The LAPD turn back a subway car headed into downtown L.A.