Saturday, March 12, 2011

"The environmental justice organization OPAL (Organizing People, Activating Leaders) began a campaign on Feb. 21 to get Trimet to extend the transfer times of bus tickets by one hour.
Currently, people using Trimet buy one ticket for $2.05. That ticket has (or is supposed to have) a transfer time of two hours.
OPAL’s executive director, the Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, says it’s a matter of making sure that low-income people who depend upon public transportation to meet their daily, basic needs. “What we’re hearing is that people can’t do that,” Santos-Lyons says."

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