Rosa Parks Day is February 4. TriMet is honoring this American icon by offering free rides all day.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a bus heading home in Montgomery, Alabama. The city ordinance required Black passengers to give up their seat to white people, if the bus was full. When the bus driver told her to move, Rosa refused. This action set in motion a national march toward racial equality. Rosa Parks Day is celebrated on her birthday.
It is our honor of this courageous civil rights icon, TriMet passed a resolution declaring Rosa Parks’ birthday as a day of remembrance across their service district.
On February 4, all rides on buses, trains, and LIFT Paratransit are free. This includes transfers, too.
If you do accidentally tap your Hop card, you won’t be charged. Ticket machines will not be accepting purchases during this time. Bus fare boxes will have an out of service sign covering the money slot.
This free ride is a great opportunity to celebrate creativity, culture, and community through light at the Portland Winter Light Festival. On opening night, visit light displays throughout the city. Use this map to plan your light festival route.
Fare collection will resume on February 5 at 3 a.m. For more information, visit the TriMet website.
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