Milwaukee County Transit System
Press Release

MCTS and County Executive Chris Abele Honor Rosa Parks with Headlight Tribute & Reserved Bus Seat

Every bus in the MCTS fleet will have a seat reserved in honor of Rosa Parks.

By - Nov 30th, 2016 11:59 am
Every bus in the MCTS fleet will have a seat reserved in honor of Rosa Parks. Photo courtesy of MCTS.

Every bus in the MCTS fleet will have a seat reserved in honor of Rosa Parks. Photo courtesy of MCTS.

Milwaukee  – The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will keep a seat open and the headlights shining on its entire fleet on Thursday, December 1, 2016, to honor the life of Rosa Parks and her contribution to equal rights. Parks was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 1, 1955. Her small act of civil disobedience led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregation on public transportation.

“This country was changed for the better that day Rosa Parks refused to give into racism and oppression,” said County Executive Chris Abele. “While we can never truly thank her for her bravery, we mark the occasion to remember and honor her courage.”

Every bus in the MCTS fleet will have a seat reserved in honor of Rosa Parks. The sign features a picture of her on the bus and one of her famous quotes, “My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work.”

Mentioned in This Press Release

People:

Recent Press Releases by Milwaukee County Transit System

Milwaukee County Transit System

MCTS Has Highest-Rated Transit Tracking and Ticketing App in North America

In less than two years, the app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times, received thousands of positive reviews and achieved an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in the iOS App Store.

MCTS Fleet Maintenance Facility Among Featured Tours During Doors Open Milwaukee

The Facility Is Open to the Public on Saturday, Sept. 28 Only

MCTS Offers Service To and From Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital

Freeway Flyer service on Route 44 begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs approximately every 15 minutes until 9:30 a.m. from the State Fair Park-Ride Lot at S. 76th Street and W. Kearney Street.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us