rabbittransit and Capital Area Transit Promote Equity through a Tribute to Rosa Parks

For Release: January 29, 2020

 

Rich Farr, Executive Director

rfarr@cattransit.com

717-233-5657

 

Miguel Acri-Rodriguez, Staff Contact

macri@cattransit.com

717-233-5657

 

Harrisburg, PA – rabbittransit and Capital Area Transit (CAT) are proud to pay tribute to Rosa Parks this February during African American History Month.

On Rosa Parks’ birthday, February 4, rabbittransit and CAT fixed route buses will feature a sign that commemorates Parks’ decision in 1955 in Montgomery, Ala., to refuse to give up her seat, sparking civil rights protests.

The sign will be placed on the first forward-facing seat on the driver’s side of each bus – the location where Parks’ sat in 1955 including a picture of Parks along with the declaration: “I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.”

Each picture will also feature a QR code, courtesy of Martin Library in York County and the Dauphin County Library System that will direct riders to books about Park’s extraordinary life at system.

 

About rabbittransit

rabbittransit, a regional public transportation provider, offers a variety of transportation services to the residents of York, Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Franklin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union Counties.  Nearly 8,000 people depend on rabbittransit each day to get to work, medical facilities, school and other life-sustaining activities. rabbittransit is dedicated to helping all residents in the region get to where they want to go.

About Capital Area Transit

Capital Area Transit (CAT), a multi-jurisdictional public transportation provider, offers a variety of transportation services to the residents of the City of Harrisburg, Cumberland and Dauphin County.  Providing nearly 2,000,000 trips a year, riders depend on CAT each year to get to work, medical facilities, school and other life-sustaining activities.  CAT is dedicated to helping all residents in the region get to where they want to go.

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