LA County voters have decided to invest $160 billion over the coming decades to expand and improve LA’s public transportation system, transforming how Angelenos travel, work, play and live. The challenge facing us is how to ensure that lower-income people of color benefit from and are not displaced by this unprecedented public investment.
ACT-LA’s advocacy and organizing efforts are impacting both development and implementation of key policies that 1) counter displacement of core transit riders and other low-income people of color; 2) preserve and grow local small business and other community institutions; 3) produce and preserve housing for low-income households; 4) create quality job opportunities for disadvantaged workers; 5) eliminate criminalization of our communities; and 6) ensure quality, affordable, accessible multi-modal transportation options.
In June 2019, ACT-LA held Equity in Motion: Town Hall on Housing and Transportation with roughly 100 transit riders, residents and advocates in attendance. You can watch a video recording of the town hall here.