Greetings, transit warriors! This week, the Main Street Trolley will start running every 20 minutes, every day. MATA announced this via Nextdoor, and you can view their announcement here. As public transit in our city continues to be underfunded, we wonder why Memphis prioritizes trolley service over much-needed improvements for our buses and MATAPlus. Let’s shift the focus to the working class folks, people of color, and people with disabilities who rely on service outside of downtown for their livelihoods.
Also, be on the lookout: MBRU will be coming to your neighborhood this year! We want to hear from more riders about what your transit needs are in your communities. And remember, you can always contact us about concerns you have at (901) 205-9737 or MemphisBRU@gmail.com. Stay tuned for more updates on this!
Finally, we wanna remind folks about a great upcoming event from one of our allies. United Campus Workers is hosting their 5th annual Juneteenth Celebration THIS Saturday, June 23rd! Come down to the IBEW Union Hall (1870 Madison) from 2-5 PM for food, fellowship, and special guest speaker Dr. Charles McKinney! Bus riders can get there on the #2 Madison. To RSVP on Facebook, click here.
MBRU holds meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 12-2 PM; our next meeting is July 14th at the Crosstown Concourse. If you have any questions, or you’re interested in joining our work, contact organizer Justin Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. And follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see more updates