3rd Annual Livingston County Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day

The Livingston County Transportation Coalition is bringing back the 3rd Annual Livingston County Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day event on February 2, 2024, from 8am to 9:30am. We have a new venue this year! We will be at Cleary Commons, Cleary University, 3750 Cleary Dr, Howell, MI 48843. Breakfast to start, and a short recognition program.

Just like last year, any community, municipality, city, village, township, or organization that officially proclaims February 4, 2024, as Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day will be recognized. February 4 is the nationally observed Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day. Livingston County Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day will be observed on Friday, February 2, as we have done in the past. In addition to the communities proclaiming the day, we will continue to recognize the communities that are actively working to provide public transportation by contracting with LETS. We encourage all community leaders in Livingston County to make this proclamation. We want to show that Livingston County is dedicated to providing reliable public transportation for all their constituents.

Furthermore, we would absolutely love to have a county-wide resolution proclaiming Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day by the Livingston County Board of Commissioners and would entertain any such conversations.

Whether we get every municipality, the county Board of Commissioners, State Legislators, or Congresspeople to proclaim the day or not, you are all still invited to the 3rd Annual Livingston County Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day.

Celebrating public transportation for all in Livingston County. Appreciating transit workers and riders!

The Livingston County Transportation Coalition and our partners actively advocate for improved public transportation for all in and around Livingston County.  Rosa Parks fought for her right to sit where she wanted on public transportation. We advocate for all public transportation riders and potential riders to have access to an expanded network that can get them to and from medical appointments, work, school, shopping, and recreation to bring together an inclusive society where we support efforts to help the elderly, less fortunate, disabled, and people without licenses.

You may ask yourself, as a leader of your community, why should my municipality/township/village/city care about improving public transportation? It’s possible that there are people in your community who could benefit from having access to medical care, employment opportunities, recreational events, and shopping. Even if you represent a rural area, it’s important to remember that 1 in 4 people in the United States have some type of disability and may rely on family members for transportation because they cannot access LETS. Public transportation can help improve their independence and ensure that everyone has access to the resources they need. Additionally, having public transportation available can help seniors age in place by allowing them to continue living in their communities without needing their own personal vehicles. There are many benefits to increasing public transportation in your community, and your support can make a big difference for your constituents.

We are also seeking sponsorships to help cover the cost of breakfast and printing. All sponsorships are tax-deductible thanks to our fiduciary the Friends of the LakeLands Trail. You can check out our sponsorship packet here:

If you are interested in joining us on February 2, 2024, for breakfast at 8am please register here:

https://forms.office.com/r/e40tMbmk7e

If you have any questions you can always reach out to me at Mark@dnwml.org or by phone at 734-904-0530.

We are planning for around 75 to 100 attendees. Registration is appreciated.

We look forward to receiving your sponsorship, or learning of your proclamation, and seeing you there!

Event Flyer:

Community Collaborators: LETS, Church & Society Committee of First UMC Brighton, Sierra Club Crossroads Group, Livingston Diversity Council, Friends of the Lakelands Trail, GoLivCo – Horal Family Foundation, Torch 180, Disability Network Washtenaw Monroe Livingston, and Cleary University.