2nd Annual Livingston County Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day Pancake Breakfast and Community Recognition

The Livingston County Transportation Coalition along with our community partners LETS, Church and Society of First United Methodist Church of Brighton, Torch 180, Sierra Club Crossroads Group and Molina Healthcare of Michigan, are putting on the 2nd Annual Livingston County Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day Pancake Breakfast and Community Recognition on Friday, February 3 from 8am to 9:30am at Torch 180 located at 131 Mill St, Fowlerville, MI 48836.

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.  Today, 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.  

National Transit Equity Day is always February 4, Rosa Parks’ birthday, but this year Livingston County is observing it on Friday, February 3. More about National Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day.

In the second year we have developed a relatively informal program that includes a pancake breakfast that uses the renown Rosa Parks’ recipe, there will be short presentations, and we will be providing community recognition with certificates for those municipalities and organisations that are actively providing and working to expand access to public transportation within their respective communities.  

The following municipalities are receiving certificates:
– Hamburg Township
– Putnam Township
– Unadilla Township
– City of Howell
– City of Brighton

Organisations receiving certificates:
– Torch 180
– Church and Society of First United Methodist Church of Brighton
– Sierra Club Crossroads Group

The City of Brighton came in last minute with their proclamation after a long council meeting on Thursday, February 2.

Any other Municipalities, county commissioners, elected officials or organisations are welcome to proclaim the day as Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day during the event and certificates will be delivered.

Pancake Breakfast brought to you by Torch 180 and donations for breakfast are much appreciated.  All proceeds will go directly to Torch 180.

You can rsvp for the event here, space is limited so please rsvp.

Thank you to our sponsor Molina Healthcare of Michigan.

In addition to having a Pancake Breakfast and Community Recognition, we are going to have a table at the Livingston Link Up the night of Friday, February 3 from 4pm to 6:30pm and the Community Connect event the next day Saturday, February 4 from 10am to 1pm at 2/42 Community Church in Brighton. Our Transportation Coalition, Transit Equity Day, LETS table will be educating the public about the availability of transportation in their community, and helping anyone who wants it get set up with the new LETSGO App! In addition to the educations material we will be offering tours of a LETS bus. Anyone will have the opportunity to see a LETS bus up close, get on the bus to see what its like on the inside to envision themselves or someone they know riding the bus. The more you know about LETS the more apt you are to see it driving around the community.

For any questions or additional inquires you may reach out to Mark Hymes markhymes@gmail.com.

Event flyer attached.