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!

  • S.S. Sam Taylor

    Dana:
    There is only one problem to your suggestion. I don’t know if you are aware that no one and I mean no one can attend a BRU meeting without attending the “first meeting” indoctrination meeting. That means you’ve got to sit through
    the learning session before you qualify the next month to attend the real
    meeting.

    I guess there is one bonus: John Walsh doesn’t attend the Newby meeting.

    Have you ever actually shown up to attend a BRU dog and pony show?

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