OPAL’s Pitch to TriMet

OPAL (Organizing People Activating Leaders), the parent organization of Bus Riders Unite, will be making it’s case tomorrow before the TriMet board for its “Campaign for a Fair Transfer”.

The campaign, which would extend transfer times as a mitigation for reduced frequency has been a major equity push for the organization.

Here is their proposal and analysis (PDF, 776K). Expect TriMet to be skeptical of the long term ridership gains that OPAL suggests in the calculus of short-term revenue loss versus long-term growth. It should be an important conversation.

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