Transit Justice

What is transit justice?

Support for all riders.  We envision community-led transit safety that includes unarmed transit ambassadors who support riders and the decriminalization of fare non-payment.

Freedom of movement.  We envision transit stops within ¼ mile of every home in the Metro, free fares for folks under 50% of the median income, and phasing out transit fares altogether through guaranteed transit funding.

A system for thriving lives We envision a transition to zero-emission transportation that prioritizes communities affected most by pollution, transit stops that are safe for all people in all weather, and increased route frequency to improve access to jobs and education.

Who holds power?

The Metropolitan Council, which controls much of Metro Transit’s funding, falls short when it comes to including communities and transit riders in its decisions. The level of transparency and accountability from the Metropolitan Council and Metro Transit is lacking, specifically in the Council’s decision to reinvest in police rather than create the transit ambassador program we envision. We’re pushing the Council and Metro Transit to include riders in decisions that affect us, like routes, transit safety, and fare enforcement.

 

How will we win?

We’re building power by talking to everyday transit riders, meeting with legislators, and bringing our demands to the Metropolitan Council. Together, we can establish guaranteed transit funding, cultivate community-led safety, and make our communities more accessible for all.

Join our bi-weekly meetings!

Join organizers in a bi-weekly call to get an update on our work, and upcoming opportunities to get involved! Whether you’re already passionate about the role of public transit in fostering a healthy climate, or you’re brand new and looking for a place to engage, this call will help us connect and share opportunities each of us can take to fight for transit justice. Find the next call and sign up on our MN350 events page.

 

Are you able to volunteer in person? Canvass with us!

Every week, we board Metro Transit and talk to riders about their transit experiences. No canvassing experience required! Find the next canvass and sign up on our MN350 events page.

Sign the Transit for Justice Petition!