Ensure Equitable Transit for All: We believe that public transit should be reliable, accessible, cheap and free, particularly on bus transit. We believe that transit should not be just a useful option for getting around, but the most frequent and fast option.
Accountability for Public Transit: EBTRU will hold local officials and government agencies accountable for how they treat public transit and public transit riders. Our goal is to be a unified voice that both city, county government and management at AC Transit, Westcat, the County Connection and BART hear.
Bring All Transit Riders to the Table: Prioritizing bus riders is our first priority as a bus riders union. Being a bus rider is key to our membership. Black and Brown residents, Seniors, the disabled, and workers of the East Bay are the most reliant on bus service. We will make bus service decisions easy to understand alongside a network of established community organizations.
Reduce Reliance on Private Cars: EBTRU advocates for policies and projects that will improve the quality of public transit service throughout our region while also lowering carbon emissions that primarily come from cars. This includes efforts to improve on-time performance, enhance existing service, and prioritize public streets for public transit over for-profit, polluter automobiles.
Encourage Transformative Improvements: EBTRU advocates for improvements to transit service that produce time savings, reliability, increased access, and safety for transit riders and transit operators. We support transit agencies in efforts to be bold in making service useful to passengers and re-purposing infrastructure to be advantageous to bus and zero/low-emission transportation modes.