Jump to: navigation, search


23 bytes added, 01:40, 7 February 2014
no edit summary
* Prioritize buses and rides for the transit-dependent
=== Activism ======= Stop the Transit Cuts Campaign ====
The BRU works to stop the elimination and reduction of bus service. As of 2011, they campaigned to stop the bus cuts of 11 lines and the reduction of 16 others <ref> "MTA slashing bus service"</ref>.
==== No Fare Hike Campaign ====
The bus fare on MTA buses were stable for 10 years due to the 1996 Consent Decree. The BRU opposed plans for LACMTA's 1997 fare increases proposal that increased a daily pass from $3 to $5 claiming that the increases hurt minorities and leads to an increase of automobile users and carbon emissions. The LACTMA admitted that ridersip decreased by 5% within a year after the fare increases. In addition, ridership increased by 41% between 19882-1985 when fares were reduced<ref></ref>.
==== Clean Air and Economic Justice Plan for Measure R Campaign ====
The BRU reaches out the city and LACMTA leaders. In the past, the BRU has brought pressure to Mayor Antonio Villagoirosa to support Measure R. After Measure R was passed, the BRU has continued to pressure the MTA to use the funds allocated by Measure R and not redirect funds to highway and rail.<ref></ref>.

Navigation menu