Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) is a non-profit regional law firm that provides high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity.
Transportation Equity through Innovative Legal Theory and Organized Community-Led Effort
People living in central cities who need and want to work often do not have transportation to jobs, unless they can take public transportation. In Free to Ride, a film by OSU’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, learn about how the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Dayton, Ohio was willing to add a bus stop to make a suburban mall and health care facility accessible for Dayton residents - but the suburb’s city council voted down the RTA’s request. ABLE’s innovative legal work on behalf of concerned Dayton citizens resulted in transportation equity for thousands.
Link to the article: http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/film-highlights-groundbreaking-tactic-decision-resulting-in-safe-bus-ride-to-mall/
Watch the film, Free to Ride: http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/watchfreetoride/