Making Contact

Making Contact – Transit for All

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When city budgets are cut, public transportation is often on the chopping block.  And routes and lines serving those who need the service most, can be the first to go.  But from New York to Argentina, an emerging ‘transportation justice’ movement is standing up for people’s right to ride.

Thanks to the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation for partial support of this show.


Nick Persky, San Francisco Youth Commission member; Paolo Acosta, Balboa High School student; David Campos and John Avalos, San Francisco Supervisors; Romeo Edmead, blind advocate in New York City; Lester Marks, Lighthouse International Director of Government Affairs; Laura Rodríguez, train rider; Edgardo Reynoso, Sarmiento Line Trainworkers’ Union organizer; Olga Vicente, Transportation planner; Adrián Lutvak, Student activist; Juan Carlos Cena, National Movement for the Recovery of Argentina’s Trains president; Julián Rebón, Universidad de Buenos Aires sociology professor; Suzy Thurston, Derek Espinoza, TriMet riders; Cameron Johnson, OPAL member; Neal McFarlane, TriMet CEO, Khan Pham, former OPAL communications director; Jared Franz, OPAL transportation policy assistant.

For More Information:

POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights)

Free MUNI for Youth Program

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

National Movement for the Recovery of Argentina’s Trains

Sarmiento Line Trainworkers’ Union

Lighthouse International

Urban Habitat’s Transportation Justice Program

What’s driving privatization of public transit?

NYC Metropolitan Transit Agency


National Federation of the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind