City of Santa Rosa, CA

01/25/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2023 18:09

Ride Fare-Free on Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day

Posted on: January 25, 2023

Ride Fare-Free on Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day

Transit Equity Day is observed annually on February 4th to commemorate the life and legacy of Rosa Parks on her birthday. Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit and Sonoma County Transit will honor Rosa Parks legacy and contributions to transit equity and other transit trailblazers, by inviting everyone to ride Fare-Free on all regular routes, all day on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Rosa Parks was born on Feb. 4, 1913 and died in 2005 at 92-years-old. She became a key figure in the Civil Rights movement when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama public transit bus and was arrested in 1955.

Her actions of defiance are considered a pivotal moment that helped spark the Civil Rights Movement that lead to the Montgomery bus boycott and the U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring segregation on buses unconstitutional. The actions and legacy of Rosa Parks is intrinsically tied to the concept of transit equity for all.

Visit Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day to learn more.