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City Council adopts resolution in support of transit equity


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The month of February is Transit Equity Month, and February 4 is the birthday of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, whose role in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott brought national attention to the Civil Rights Movement.

During this week’s Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution in support of transit equity. The resolution offered by Councilor Wu and Council President Janey states that, “Public transportation systems in Boston continue to be neglected, particularly for people of color, low-income people, and those living with disabilities, perpetuating geographic inequities and limiting access to opportunities related to education, employment, personal development, and civic engagement.”

The proposal of the federal Freedom to Move Act and the enactment of fare-free transit programs in cities across the country have built popular support for the adoption of fare-free transit systems in pursuit of transit equity.