Bus Rider and Transit Union Alliance Fights Transit Racism in Atlanta

Fifty years after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, Atlanta's Transit Riders Union (TRU) is continuing the struggle. Formed this spring as a committee of Atlanta Jobs with Justice, TRU has already played a key role in stopping a $.25 fare increase proposed by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

As TRU builds on that success, Atlanta's transit riders, union members, and community supporters are heeding the call TRU co-chair Sheila Adams made at a December 5 community forum: "Get on board!"