“We seek a just transportation system that is respectful of and accessible to all transit riders. The system should honor current DDOT users’ needs as much as it seeks to accommodate future riders. Public transit is a crucial piece of the public commons; it is a public good, paid for with public dollars. The benefits of transit investments must be broadly shared by the public.”
The service cuts to crosstown and neighborhood buses are hurting people and the economy by causing job loss, medical problems, and isolation; they are part of a larger, accelerating disinvestment strategy that cuts off too many Detroiters from the “new,” “redeveloped” Detroit that is being created through so-called “public-private collaborations” that only benefit the fortunate.
Transit Justice Resources and Tools:
These documents helped to inform the development of the People’s Platform or were presented as part of the People’s Platform and Convention that was held June 1 at Marygrove College. Please download these resources and tools, print and share with your neighbors. THANK YOU!