Honoring Rosa Parks on Transit Equality DayReturn to Blog
February 4 marks the birthday of Rosa Parks, an iconic figure who sparked the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955. Her refusal was an important step forward in the fight for racial equality.
To honor her brave act of defiance, many cities and states across the country celebrate February 4 as Transit Equity Day or Rosa Parks Day to advocate for equal access to transportation for everyone – regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, gender identity or ability.
This day serves as a reminder that transportation is a fundamental right and a lifeline for many in the bi-state area. Metro Transit is committed to keeping Rosa’s legacy alive by ensuring the transit system remains accessible to everyone in the St. Louis region so they can connect with the important destinations in their lives.
You can show your support by advocating for policies that eliminate transportation gaps, or joining community organizations that work toward transportation equality and access like Citizens for Modern Transit, Trailnet and St. Louis City Community Mobility Committee. Get in touch and share your thoughts with other advocates – together, we can make a difference in our communities.