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Transit Equity Day

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February 4 is Transit Equity Day

Each February 4th we celebrate civil rights and transportation equity icon Rosa Parks. Her birthday, recently honored as Transit Equity Day, reminds us that transportation is essential to our community. Her efforts, along with those of so many others, remind us of the need for a continued commitment to freedom of mobility for all and access to quality public transportation services.

Governor Evers and several Fox Cities mayors have each shared a proclamation declaring Feb. 4 as Transit Equity Day. See attachments.

How do we build transportation equity?

  • Everyone has access to the places they need to go regardless of age, race, ability, income status, or identity
  • Each person has transportation access to the job of their choice
  • Transportation systems are developed responsibly, respecting people and their need to remain connected to their community
  • Travel between communities is easily accessible
  • Everyone, including people in rural and smaller communities have viable choices for transportation
  • Transit has funding to support transportation options
  • Local and global carbon emissions are greatly reduced due to expanded use of public transit and vehicles powered by renewable energy

Let's continue to work together to build transportation equity in our communities. One opportunity is to find out more from ESTHER's transportation task force which meets the 3rd Tuesday each month via zoom 6:30 - 8:00 pm. You can email a message for the task force and/or get the zoom link by going to


Governor Evers Proclamation_.pdf682.3 KB
Oshkosh Proclamation.jpg2.53 MB
Appleton Proclamation.pdf746.56 KB
Menasha Proclamation.pdf500.76 KB
Neenah Proclamation.pdf147.32 KB
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