Category Transit Issues

CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT AUGUST 25

WE NEED TO REDIRECT THIS CONVERSATION

by Sarah Launius for the Bus Rider Union * Since this blog was posted Sun Tran staff presented a revised projection of Councilor Cunningham’s proposal. A revised table showing these adjustments are at the bottom of the blog. The question persists as to why staff presented an inaccurate Cunningham proposal to begin with. Why are […]

CHECK OUT THE SHORT ARTICLE/EDITORIAL “IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN A STRIKE” BY THE EDITOR OF THE TUCSON WEEKLY MARI HERRERAS!

Here’s the link: IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN A STRIKE

TUCSON BUS RIDERS UNION NEWS-THE POSITIVE SPIN

by Brian Flagg, Approximately 30 of us from the Bus Riders Union, loud and proud, attended the emergency Transit Task Force meeting yesterday. Our presence there helped the Task Force vote to stop $458,000 of the proposed $1.1 million in cuts to 9 bus routes. Particularly disappointing was a 4-3 vote to reduce frequency on […]

Viva The Bus Riders Union!

By: Brian Flagg Thanks to all who attended the big Bus Rider party with nationally known transit planner Jarrett Walker last Friday, April 24. Approximately 200 attended and many joined the union and received a Bus Riders Union T-shirt and a card with their picture on it. The bus rider’s stories and questions to the […]

City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich to introduce Jarrett Walker to the Bus Riders

BUS RIDER PARTY!        FRIDAY APRIL, 24 AT 5:00 PM                               Armory Park Bandshell (S. 6th Ave, between 12th & 13th St.) BURRITOS de carne y BURRITOS de frijoles A nationally known transit planner, Jarrett Walker, has been invited to Tucson by high-ranking bureaucrats and politicians to enlighten us about transit. Bus Riders have been mostly […]

MARIAS’ MAGNIFICAT, MY FAVORITE BIBLE PASSAGE, IS TODAY’S GOSPEL READING!

by Brian Flagg, The Magnificat (Luke 1, 46-56) And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my savior; because he has looked upon his lowly handmaid. Yes, from this day forward all generations will call me blessed, for the Almighty has done great things for me. […]