MCTS gives Rosa Parks a headlight tribute

By - Dec 1st, 2009 09:01 am
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rosa_parksPIC2Notice that local buses are beaming? It’s no mistake. The Milwaukee County Transit System will keep the headlights shining on its entire fleet today, Dec. 1, to honor the life of Rosa Parks and her contribution to equal rights. Parks, who died on Oct. 24, 2005, at age 92, was an African-American woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 1, 1955.

Each year MCTS honors Parks by running buses with headlights on through the entire day and also by dedicating the first seat of each bus to her memory by featuring a sticker with the message, “This seat is dedicated to Rosa Parks, 1913-2005.”

The Milwaukee County Transit System operates daily and provides more than 42 million rides each year.

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