Transit Equity Day

Transit Equity Day

Join us again on February 4, 2019 for the Second Transit Equity Day

We choose February 4 as Transit Equity Day to honor Rosa Parks on her birthday. Her act of resistance by refusing to give up her seat on the bus in 1955 was a catalyst for the civil rights movement. It affirmed that everyone has the right to equal access to public transit.


  • There will be a  public forum  later in February  focused on transit & Rosa Parks,  tied to Black History Month.
  • On Feb 4th, there will be a “Sustainable Commuter Meet-up” (7am-9am) at Blue State Coffee on Main St, near the main bus stops.  This is a periodic event organized by Transport Hartford, and on Feb 4th, they will focus the discussion on TED.
  • Some folks may go early and distribute leaflets/info to workers/commuters as they wait for morning buses, and then join the meet-up at the coffee shop.

Norwich/New London

  • People will gather at the transit center in Norwich at 11am, ride the bus roundtrip to New London, hopefully picking up additional supporters and public officials along the way.
  • Return to Norwich for a press event around Noon.

New Haven :

  • 350 CT is working with CT Transit to plan an event for Transit Equity Day on Feb 4th.