The People’s Transit Alliance

Now a subcommittee of East Bay DSA’s electoral committee, the People’s Transit Alliance (PTA) emerged from Jovanka Beckles’ successful campaign to the AC Transit Board in November 2020. PTA is now working to actualize her platform for green, fare-free transit, good union jobs, and an accessible transit system that prioritizes working-class and transit-reliant riders. Along the way, the Alliance works with transit coalitions such as the Voices for Public Transportation and other Bay Area activists and progressives candidates on transit related issues such as restoring service to pre-pandemic levels, bringing to the table socialist solutions and strategies.

We are always looking for comrades to join us and are particularly in need of these roles:

  • Writer - Occasionally write articles on transit topics from a socialist lens. For online and print distribution.
  • Meme Lord - Everyone loves memes!
  • Fare-free researcher and proposal writer - We’re currently researching and putting together a proposal for a fare-free pilot program.
  • AC Transit and MTC meeting watchdogging - Attend public meetings, take note of significant occurrences and give public comment.

Previous experience is not always needed if there is a willingness to be active and to learn! We aim to actively mentor.