We view our fight as part of the larger struggle to bring together systematically dis-empowered peoples against racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, and the economic dominance of the 1%. We believe that everyone has the right to democratically control the institutions that shape our lives, in environmental and economic justice, and solidarity with progressive social movements around the world.
What We Do
The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union calls for a high quality mass transit system in the Milwaukee area that efficiently responds to the needs of all of its users in a way that respects their individual dignity. We call for public transit for and by the people who use it.
Why It Matters
Improving public transportation can seriously impact the development (and re-development) of our city. Good quality public transportation that is accessible to Milwaukeeans has the power to bridge gaps in social and economic mobility, improve physical mobility options for those who cannot drive (such as seniors, teenagers, and the disabled), improve our environment and ecological sustainability, reduce traffic congestion, and lower the costs of many public services.