January 17, 2012
Occupy Congress Bus
Occupy Bus is dedicated to the logistics of the Occupation movement
We're using the social power of the web to help people self-organize bus trips to the camps of the occupation movement. The concept is simple:
- Reserve a seat on the bus from your town to the camp
- Once we've received enough reservations along a route, we confirm the bus
- Prepare and load the Occupy Bus on the day of the deployment
- Get to the camp, unload, and become part of the Occupation movement
- Choose to Occupy or come home at the end of the day
We will offer these trips repeatedly and will send a bus anytime we reach the minimum. Subsequent Occupiers can reinforce the camp. Earlier Occupiers can take any bus back home for free.
Just like the Occupy Movement itself, this has never been tried before and we do not know if it will work. But we're here to support the cause and will make it happen if people are interested in going. We will continue to run buses as long as people keep signing up. If you don't have the time to go, you can also sponsor a seat. Donate your reservation to whomever you wish, or put it in the pool for anyone who wants to take advantage.
Find your nearest pick up point and reserve today!
Occupy Bus will be donating 100% of the profits made from any trips to National Mall to the camp itself. We price to keep everything close to break even, but should there be funds left over, we will forward to the camp's appropriate working group. We will also coordinate with the camps before arrival so they will know what to expect. If you would like to donate larger items to be shipped to the camp, call us, the undercarriages of a bus are voluminous.
Occupy Bus is providing charter shuttle bus travel to Occupy Congress. We are running buses on-demand from many cities to National Mall in Washington, DC and will get you there with fellow occupiers in a fun, safe, and green way.
We know there are many people there who want to Occupy but don't have the means to go and/or are too overwhelmed by trying it alone. Occupy Bus addresses both concerns and hopes that this will further the cause by increasing participation.
There's plenty of room on the bus for all your gear in both overhead compartments and in the undercarriage of the bus. Each person is allowed to bring one large bag, one small bag, and a tent. 2 person tents for two reservations, and so on. Exceptionally sized items can be brought as well but please call ahead for details.
- Occupy as a group to maximize impact
- Free rides to those who can't afford the trip
- Huge storage capacity
- Free rides home on buses we send in
Please visit our Facebook to meet other Occupiers.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Occupy Bus is a new service launched in 2011 by Rally Bus. Please visit our About page to see all the other services we offer.