Greetings, transit warriors! MBRU’s monthly general meeting is almost here! Come join us, THIS Saturday, August 11th from 12-2 PM at A Step Ahead Foundation (Suite 451 in the Crosstown Concourse). We’ll be debriefing on our July town hall, highlighting more #TransitJustice from around the country, and diving into Memphis Business Journal’s recent cover story on MATA. We can’t wait to see you!
Also, remember to take MBRU’s new TRANSIT SURVEY! We want to hear from riders all over Memphis about how you use MATA service in your neighborhoods. We’re working on translating versions into Spanish and for people with visual impairments. Take the online survey, HERE, and we’ll have paper surveys at all our town halls this year!
Finally, we love our friends who are bus drivers, mechanics, and information specialists with the Amalgamated Transit Union! We wanted to highlight this story from ATU’s Local 689 in Washington DC. This weekend, white nationalists will be rallying in DC, and transit drivers there have refused to use private rail cars to transport members of hate groups. “More than 80% of Local 689’s membership is people of color, the very people that the Ku Klux Klan and other white nationalist groups have killed, harassed and violated. The union has declared that it will not play a role in their special accommodation.” Read more about the union’s efforts here.