Locally Produced Film Tackles Transit Access as Civil Rights Issue

By Brent Warren Columbus Underground In 2011 the city of Beavercreek, Ohio refused a request from the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority to extend an existing bus line an additional three stops. What sounds like a minor local news story turned into much more, and a new film documenting the resultant civil rights complaint and … Continue reading »

Locally Produced Film Tackles Transit Access as Civil Rights Issue

Film about RTA and Beavercreek feud wins ‘best feature documentary’

By Will Garbe, Dayton Daily News “Free To Ride,” the documentary about the struggles between the Greater Dayton RTA and the city of Beavercreek, won best feature documentary at the 2017 D.C. Independent Film Festival. A feature-length documentary about the Greater Dayton RTA feud with Beavercreek over access to public transportation premiered at a Washington, … Continue reading »

Film about RTA and Beavercreek feud wins ‘best feature documentary’

Documentary Raises Questions About Transit’s Civil Rights Impact

By Stephanie Beasley for Bloomberg BNA’s Beyond the Hill Is a community obligated to provide public transportation options? And if it doesn’t, is that a civil rights issue? Those are some of the questions at the core of “Free to Ride” a new documentary  produced by the Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study … Continue reading »

Documentary Raises Questions About Transit’s Civil Rights Impact

Combating income inequality: 3 local, practical solutions to a national epidemic

By Aaron Mondry, Model D In the winter of 2015, Metro Detroiters read the incredible story of James Robertson, a black man in his mid-50s who walked over 20 miles, five days a week, from his Detroit home to his factory job in Rochester. He had no car and no other options. And yet, despite … Continue reading »

Combating income inequality: 3 local, practical solutions to a national epidemic

America’s Unfair Rules of the Road

Slate Beavercreek isn’t unique. “The fact that there wasn’t service [in Beavercreek], and was resistance to service there demonstrates a trend we’ve seen in other parts of the country, of seeing transit as delivering undesirables to the area,” says Jason Reece, director of research at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity … Continue reading »

America’s Unfair Rules of the Road