Transit Equity Day, also known as Rosa Parks Day, was celebrated on February 4, 2023. The date marked Parks’ 110th birthday, and is an official holiday in Alabama, California, Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Tennessee. (In Alabama, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Tennessee, the holiday is observed on December 1, the day Parks was arrested.)
Here is North Carolina, we celebrated with a great event at the Steel String Brewery in Downtown Carrboro. There were bike light and helmet give-aways, a bike repair station by the Recyclery, a thank you writing station to thank Chapel Hill Transit staff, and a brief program to highlight transit equity needs.
The event was hosted by Next Chapel Hill-Carrboro, a group working toward a sustainable, resilient, and equitable community in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina.
It was a great event and great to see so many people come out to support and advocate for transit equity.