Saturday Is a Two for One Day for Transit Advocates
This Saturday, May 15th, the Bus Riders Union will hold its monthly meeting at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (3300 Wilshire Blvd. #1200 -- two blocks west of Vermont) starting at 10 A.M.
While the BRU has their meeting on the 3rd Saturday of the month, Southern California Transit Advocates normally holds its meeting on the 2nd Saturday. But to accommodate our participation in National Train Day we moved the meeting for this month only to the 3rd Saturday.
This means those so inclined can spend the morning attending the meeting of the Bus Riders Union, then once it breaks up walk over to the Wilshire/Vermont Red & Purple Line station and ride the subway to Pershing Square station -- the SO.CA.TA meeting is in Angelus Plaza, one block north of the station's 4th Street exit (255 S. Hill St., Room 422). There may even be enough time between meetings to duck into Grand Central Market (catty-corner from Angelus Plaza) and grab a quick lunch. The guest speaker this month is Shiraz Tangri of Los Angeles Streetcar at 1 p.m.. The regular business meeting will start circa 2:15 p.m.
So if you don't mind doing some schlepping and investing a few hours, Saturday offers a rare chance in a single day to see up close the differing dynamics and viewpoints of two of the leading transit advocacy groups in our region. Think of it as a intellectual smorgasbord for transit activists--if you have the stamina!