Transit Justice

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.

Past Campaign Events

Transit Justice Summit

We held our first Transit Justice Summit in February 2020 with over 120 transit riders, community leaders and advocates. The Summit featured a panel discussion with Riders Alliance NY and workshops on Metro as a Sanctuary, Equitable Development Near Transit, and Transforming our Buses. 

Metro Station Activation

Last fall, we took over a desolate transit station alongside the 110 freeway with an art installation that reflects the infrastructure needed for a safe and welcoming station, and to reimagine how Metro can look when it prioritizes riders’ well-being over policing. You can read more about it in this Curbed article. 

Transit Oriented Communities Town Hall

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