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- May 12, 2013: Rob Ford's confederacy of dunces
If it were not so terribly serious, one could almost be amused by the latest sad battle cry of Toronto's deeply confused politicians, calling on the province to give them subways that they ultimately want no one, at all, to pay for. To paraphrase Dire Straits, they seem to want to get their money from nothing and their transit for free.
- May 9, 2013: European Free Public Transport Cities
Free Public Transport networking seminar with 20 participants was held in Tallinn EU Office in Brussels on December 6, 2012. Seminar gathered free public transport cities Aubagne, Hasselt and Tallinn. The presentations covered wide spectrum of ideological aspects, socio-economical features, best practices of impelementation and cooperation prospects between European free public transport cities.
- April 26, 2013: Free Public Transport
We are standing at a crossroad: in order to reduce our oil dependency and to make our cities climate smart, we have to change our ways of getting around. It is a fact that the future is on track, and with free public transport everyone can come along for the ride.
- April 17, 2013: Free public transport: from social experiment to political alternative?
In a work combining storytelling and reflection, a local councillor and a philosopher analyse the policy of free public transport implemented since 2009 in Aubagne, near Marseille. A resounding success with residents, this experiment has opened the way to a stimulating debate on the feasibility of policies that offer an alternative to market-led solutions in urban areas.
- April 5, 2013: Does Your City Need a Transit Riders Union?
They tell a favorite story within the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union about the moment when the barely two-year-old organization first began to wield real power in the city. It was 1994, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority was preparing to raise fares and eliminate the monthly bus pass on which many low-income riders depended. The Bus Riders Union filed for a temporary restraining order against the changes. And a judge actually gave it to them.
- April 5, 2013: Fare Increases to Pay for New Transit in Toronto
Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto Area's regional transit authority, has released a short list of revenue tools that they will consider using to help pay for new public transit in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area. Projects like the Eglinton, Scarborough, Sheppard and Finch light rapid transit lines (LRTs) will need $2-billion a year from sources other than existing government revenue.
- March 30, 2013: How Free Transit Works in the United States
Earlier this year the Estonian capital of Tallinn became the largest city in the world -- with a population exceeding 400,000 -- to make its transit system free. Tallinn marks the latest in a growing trend toward fare-free transit on the Continent. The city is joining others to form the Free Public Transport European Network in an effort to spread the idea even farther. It seems unlikely that American cities will take a cue from Tallinn, but those considering a fare-free system have a ready example in the United States: Chapel Hill.
- March 30, 2013: Why Pay to Ride?
There is nothing revolutionary about providing 'free' transportation. It is done by every elevator in any office building or apartment. The cost of the service is collected as part of the rent from all tenants, whether they use it 100 times a day or not at all. Why do we collect fares for aircraft flights and not for elevator rides?
- March 22, 2013: A Fair Deal for Transit Funding
The Toronto and York Region Labour Council has a history of advocating for public transit going back nearly a century. Public policies surrounding transit should be fair, accessible, and equitable, promoting use of public transit to minimize smog and air pollutants, reduce commute times, and enhance the quality of life for all. We believe that an expanded transit system not only benefits transit users, but drivers and businesses similarly impacted by congestion.
- March 22, 2013: Is Olivia Chow missing the train?
Yesterday morning, Toronto Region Board of Trade (BoT) president Carol Wilding gave every politician in southern Ontario a veritable prairie of leeway by coming out boldly, and with no evidence of prevarication, in favour of four very specific revenue tools -- taxes!! -- to underwrite a generation of transit expansion in the GTA.
- March 15, 2013: Free public transport in a European capital!
Since January 1, 2013 in Tallinn, capital of Estonia, a city of 419,830 inhabitants, residents can take the bus, trolleybus or tram for free. Non-residents must still pay for public transport; they just have to obtain, for the price of 2 euros, a special green card, which tourists must recharge when paying, or else buy a ticket from the driver.
- February 26, 2013: Toronto: Why's the Dufferin Bus so awful?
Of Toronto's 172 TTC bus routes, is there any one more hated by the people who ride it than the #29 Dufferin? See, for instance, any number of angry tweets, or its 1 1/2-star Yelp review. (One reviewer: 'Oh eff my face, The Duff bus kills me. Kills me as in makes me laugh? No.' Another: 'Moses and his flock weren't lost for as long as I've had to wait for this darned bus.') But when it comes to what's to blame for buses that arrive three at a time to one stop, all packed full of people, 20 minutes late, only to short-turn at the next stop, it's not so obvious.
- February 24, 2013: Olivia Chow calls for long-term transit and infrastructure plan
Toronto Member of Parliament Olivia Chow is calling on the federal government to invest in a long-term plan to solve cities' problems of traffic gridlock and crumbling infrastructure. The Trinity-Spadina MP announced at a press conference in downtown Toronto Friday that she has tabled a motion urging the ruling Conservatives to include a 'long term, predictable, and accountable' plan into the upcoming budget, which she expects will be released sometime in March.
- February 19, 2013: Privatization and Public Transit in Toronto
Metrolinx, a Government of Ontario agency, has a mandate to "co-ordinate and integrate all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area." Its blueprint for regional transportation expansion, The Big Move, was released in 2008. Initially, all debt to support transit projects in this plan was to be arranged through the Ontario Financing Authority using public procurement.
- February 6, 2013: Chow hosts open forum on public transit
The federal government must make a long-term financial commitment to building public transit if it is indeed serious about reducing gridlock in cities like Toronto. That's the message that NDP MP Olivia Chow delivered to a group of about 75 students at a forum on public transit Thursday night.
- February 5, 2013: Teachers' Union Members Join Bus Drivers' Picket Lines
Members of the United Federation of Teachers joined a picket line in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx on Saturday. They say the UFT and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 have to stick together against the city.
- February 3, 2013: Consultation Paper on Transit and Gridlock
Over the last nine years, government has spent a lot of time talking about reducing congestion, but traffic on Ontario's streets and highways only seems to get worse. Big transit plans are unveiled, but are too often delayed or stalled due to budget cuts or bickering between governments.
- February 3, 2013: Beyond Toronto's Transit Crisis
How can our campaign contribute to Toronto's transit movement and help transform the city? How could our demand for free and accessible public transit promote environmental justice and sustainability, housing, jobs and social equality? How can we move forward the GTWA Free and Accessible Transit Campaign? Recorded 20 January 2013 in Toronto.
- January 26, 2013: Estonians on track for free public transport
Estonians in the capital city of Talinn are soon to benefit from the arrival of free public transport. It is the first EU capital to make the shift and is part of a green platform adopted by Talinn's mayor. However, not everyone thinks the move will get cars off the road. The opposition fume that the idea is less about a clean environment and more about political opportunism.
- January 16, 2013: Bus Stewards Win More Routes Through Alliance with Riders
New York City transit workers ran a winning campaign when we turned to community organizing in our fight against cuts in service. The cuts to bus service were severe: 38 routes eliminated and 76 with shorter routes or shorter hours. Transport Workers Union Local 100 fought the Metropolitan Transportation Authority every step of the way, protesting at board meetings and in front of the director's house.
- January 14, 2013: Sustainable Transport Policy
Transport is a key feature of our society. How people move around and goods are transported shapes our urban environments and affects our impact on the globe. It also conditions who we can know, what we can do and how we experience the world. Given the wealth we can produce, people's mobility to meet others, engage in suitable work and learn about the world, and their access to a reasonable variety of goods and services, are now rights.
- December 26, 2012: Free and Accessible Transit Now!
Transit is a critical issue for people in Toronto, as in all major urban areas. More is at stake than reducing traffic congestion and gridlock. Transit and general mobility are intimately related to larger issues in capitalist society: how goods and services are produced and delivered; the location of and nature of jobs; where and how we live and travel; issues of class, inequality and oppression related to race, age, gender, and sexuality; climate justice; and the very shape and nature of our democratic institutions.
- December 21, 2012: Next Stop: Justice
After nearly 2 years of grassroots research and analysis, POWER, the DataCenter, and Urban Habitat are proud to release Next Stop: Justice / Próxima Parada: Justicia -- offering a cutting edge, comprehensive analysis of public transit in San Francisco, with a vision for transit policy that puts race and the environment at the center.
- December 13, 2012: Think About the Transportation Sector
Superstorm Sandy has made it clear that no matter how hard some politicians try to ignore climate change, climate change will not ignore them -- or any of us. More carbon means higher seas, the kind that inundate subways. The U.S. can also thank carbon emissions for contributing to the hottest summers on record.
- December 4, 2012: Greiner drives Sydney towards more traffic madness
The Infrastructure New South Wales chair, former Liberal premier Nick Greiner, delivered a vision for the state for the next 20 years on October 3. For the 4.5 million people living in Sydney, the State Infrastructure Strategy, titled First Things First, will mean more roads, more congestion and more transport frustration for years to come. At the centre of the strategy is a push for more motorways.
- December 3, 2012: Free Transit and Beyond
Epochal crises allow us to see clearly the irrationalities of capitalism, notably its systematic inability to develop to the fullest human capacities and provide the basis for sustainable and respectful relationships to the rest of nature. The current world economic crisis has thrown to the dustbin of history the aspirations and capacities of millions of human beings -- those laid off, driven off the land or relegated to permanent precariousness.
- December 2, 2012: No Fares!
This series by Dave Olsen, funded by readers who donated to The Tyee Fellowship for Solutions-oriented Reporting, takes a hard look at fare hikes and spending priorities by B.C.'s transit planners, as well as rising greenhouse emissions and pollution by the private automobile, and asks: Why are we creating any barriers for people who might take public transit?
- November 23, 2012: Harper slashes transit funding as climate crisis deepens
According to NDP MP Olivia Chow, understanding Stephen Harper's climate policy is easy: just look at federal funding for public transit over the last four years. Transport Canada figures show that federal transit funding has plunged from a modest $1.1-billion in 2008 to about $300 million in 2011. If the trend continues, federal transit funding could drop to zero within the next few years.
- November 23, 2012: Toronto's $8.4-Billion Light Rapid Transit Sell Out
It seemed all our transit woes in Toronto were finally behind us. Mayor Rob Ford's cancellation of Transit City had galvanized the mushy middle. In February, Toronto Council ignored his call for subways to vote in favour of four Light Rapid Transit lines (LRTs). At long last, the residents of Malvern and Jane and Finch in Toronto's northern suburbs were going to get some much needed public transit. In retrospect this was only the lull before the storm.
- November 10, 2012: Australia: Transport Policy
Reliance on private transport costs at least $39-billion a year, according to Rapid and Affordable Transport Alliance. Of this, $21-billion is lost due to road congestion and $18-billion for traffic accidents. The Socialist Alliance believes that immediate government action -- at a federal, state and local level -- must be taken to reverse the heavy reliance on private transport in Australia.
- November 9, 2012: Australia: Free Public Transport Now!
Big cities are degrading and poisoning the environment and making us all sicker and more stressed. The longer we continue with this "urban model" -- where cars carry 78% of people to work and trucks 60% of goods -- the worse things will get.
- October 2, 2012: 1% sales tax could net $1.3B for transit
More than a billion dollars for transit funding in the Greater Toronto Area could be had through a one per cent sales tax, which is widely regarded as one of the least objectionable options to fund transit expansion, according to a city report.
- September 29, 2012: Say NO to the privatization of the Eglinton, Finch, and Sheppard Lines
Ontario Government Agency, Metrolinx, announced its plans to allow a private company to build and run the new Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown, Finch and Sheppard light rail lines. According to a comprehensive TTC study, a privately run light rail line will likely mean increased construction costs, less public influence over the project, and delays in completion. We believe the new light rail lines should be publicly-run and controlled by the TTC.
- September 14, 2012: National Transit Strategy: Call to Action
Canadians deserve decent public transit. With over-burdened cities and towns struggling to maintain and expand services, MP Olivia Chow is fighting for long-term federal transit funding and the cooperation of all levels of government. A crucial vote on Bill C-305 on September 19 will decide whether the National Transit Strategy can become a reality.
- September 13, 2012: Caution: Danger Ahead
In mid-2009 as part of its economic stimulus package, the federal and provincial governments gave Toronto $7-million to develop a recreational trail across the hydro corridor that runs just north of Finch Avenue. The federal government stipulated the trail must be finished by March 2011. That the trail remains unfinished a year-and-a-half after its completion date is a warning about the city's future.
- August 14, 2012: Are we paying more for less on the TTC?
A report from TTCRiders, a Toronto-based transit advocacy group, says the TTC is flunking in several key areas -- including the cost of a fare and the quality of service between various parts of the city -- after a year-long evaluation of subway, streetcar, and bus services. In the report, the group identified five "public transit principles" -- the cost of tickets, expansion and improvement, accessibility, frequency of service, and environmental sustainability -- and evaluated where the TTC stood in terms of achieving those goals.
- August 12, 2012: Just Mobility: Postfossil Conversion and Free Public Transport
Crises create opportunities to set long range goals for the future. A key question is that of urban mobility in a world in which the great majority of the world's population will soon live in cities of over a million inhabitants, many of them in metropolitan conurbations. Broadly speaking, there are two possible alternatives: one, the U.S. system of mobility centred on private, petrol-driven cars can be ecologically modernized and expanded to embrace the globe by switching to electric-powered cars; or, two, public transport can be ecologized and made more flexible.
- May 11, 2012: National Transit Strategy
This website is dedicated to promoting the vision of a Canada with a National Public Transit Strategy. We are the only G-8 country without one. 40% of federal investments in municipalities will expire soon. This includes important investments in public transit and infrastructure.
- May 11, 2012: It's time for a National Transit Strategy
Canadians spend an average of 32 days going to and from work every year. Eighty-five per cent of all employees are unhappy with their commutes -- that's a lot of people. Being stuck in traffic or waiting for overcrowded buses is daily routine for millions of Canadians. It's high time we have federal leadership to cut commute times and seriously invest in public transit.
- April 24, 2012: A "Fair" Protest in New York City?
If you ride the New York City subway system, then you've become accustomed to reading the signs in stations across the city that let riders know about service changes. Most often, there are delays, or you find that you must take a different line to get to where you need to go.
- April 4, 2012: New York City Fare Strike Continues Trend of Militant Self-Organization
During Wednesday morning rush hour, signs hung in at least eight New York subway stations, inviting straphangers to ride for free.
- April 3, 2012: Successful Fare Strike - NY City Subway for free
On March 28, before rush hour, teams of activists, many from Occupy Wall Street, in conjunction with rank and file workers from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Amalgamated Transit Union, opened up more than 20 stations across the city for free entry.
- March 11, 2012: Transit Forum 2012
Which Way Forward for the Transit Movement in Toronto? Recorded 3 March 2012 in Toronto.
- January 31, 2012: We Make It Move
The challenges facing our transportation system are enormous. Climate change, the future of oil, and globalization are already reshaping how we move and the machinery that moves us. Dramatic changes lie ahead, and workers, including 100,000 members of our union working in transportation and manufacturing transportation equipment, will be deeply affected.
- January 27, 2012: Seizing the Transit Initiative
This week, news came out that plans to bury the Eglinton LRT may be revised.
- January 16, 2012: Transit workers offered to take a wage freeze if the TTC maintained services
'We said we would be willing--and this was just dialogue, wasn't offers passed back and forth--that we'd take this,' Bob Kinnear makes a zero with his fingers, 'provided that the Toronto Transit Commission maintains the level of service.'
- December 20, 2011: We get Fare Hikes, the Rich get Bailouts
Working people cannot afford the TTC fare hikes that kicked in on January 3, 2010. A single TTC ride now costs $3.00, up from $2.75; ten tokens cost $25.00, up from $22.50; and a monthly Metropass costs $121.00, up from $109.00.
- December 16, 2011: York transit workers demand council act to end strike
Hundreds of striking York Region Transit workers took to the streets Thursday morning in Newmarket in an effort to pressure politicians to intervene in the labour dispute by forcing binding arbitration.
- December 2, 2011: Toronto-Area Transit Workers Strike against Privatization
'The problem is privatization,' says Toronto-area transit union leader Bob Kinnear, so bus drivers are on strike to put that problem in front of the public.
- November 27, 2011: TTC users need a crusader to battle cuts
The city's most faithful customers -- the beleaguered brigade of transit captives -- are getting it in the teeth again. Bus and streetcar service on the most popular routes is being cut back to achieve a confounding funding target established by a befuddling mayor.
- November 26, 2011: TTC slashes service on 62 routes
Two long, snaking lines form on the platform at Finch Station waiting for bus 36 westbound. It's 4:30 p.m., rush hour, and in the end about a dozen people are left behind. The bus is too full to pick anyone up at the first few stops.
- November 1, 2011: Should All Public Transit Be Free?
More than half of the world's population lives near an urban center. But as our cities grow increasing traffic has clogged roads and highways. In much of the U.S., a car--there are 246 million registered, as of 2009--is a near-necessity. Meanwhile, longer commutes have been linked with severe health problems, according to a recent report by Gallup.
- September 14, 2011: Transit Union Takes Education On the Road
The Amalgamated Transit Union is educating local leaders around the country about what's wrong with the economy, helping bus drivers and mechanics who've seen transit funding slashed to understand some ugly truths.
- July 8, 2011: No TTC Fares on Smog and Heat Alert Days!
During Extreme Heat Alerts, the City of Toronto counsels people to seek shelter and opens cooling centres across the City. People are at risk of death during these alerts -- particularly pregnant women, senior citizens, people living with disabilities and chronic illnesses and people living in substandard housing. Flash mob organized by: Fair Fare Coalition, Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly Free and Accessible Transit Campaign and Damn 2025.
- July 7, 2011: Free Public Transit
The beginning of the end of autosprawl. A blog full of public transit resources.
- July 1, 2011: Atro-City
For at least a century, governments have tried to urbanise their nations. Communist states sought to drag people out of what Marx and Engels called their 'rural idiocy'.
- June 19, 2011: Stop Signs
Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay with co-authors Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler. Opening remarks by Jordy Cummings and Rick Salutin. Recorded 12 May 2011 in Toronto.
- May 9, 2011: The Shock Doctrine, Toronto Style
I doubt Rob Ford reads Naomi Klein. Between studying committee reports and football playbooks, the new Mayor likely doesn't have the time or the inclination to keep up with Canada's most prolific left-wing journalist.
- March 18, 2011: Transport Workers and Climate Change
Toward sustainable, low-carbon mobility: Discussion Document prepared for the ITF CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE, Mexico City, August 2010 by the ITF Climate Change Working Group in collaboration with the Global Labor Institute (GLI), School of Industrial Relations, Cornell University.
- March 18, 2011: No Fare is Fair
A roundtable discussion with members of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly Free and Accessible Transit Committee.
- December 28, 2010: Disability rights activist still waiting for a fully accessible transit system
For nine months, Anne Abbott waited for the Toronto Transit Commission to fix the elevator at the Yonge and Bloor subway station in downtown Toronto so she and other disabled commuters could get to work, attend school, visit friends and be active members of their communities.
- December 15, 2010: Why I want subways, but would settle for Transit City
Mayor Rob Ford plans to dissolve 'Transit City,' former Mayor David Miller's plan to extend Toronto's existing transit systems to service the east and west ends of the GTA, and some of the north. Much has been written about the fact that the city has already spent about $130 million on 'Transit City,' while Ford has committed to new contracts in the amount of $1.38 Billion for his proposed transit plan.
- December 11, 2010: Why Private Transit is Destined to Fail
Publicly funded systems would be better suited to the economic and social pressures facing Canada's cities.
- December 10, 2010: Free Transit and Movement Building
The demonstrations surrounding the G20 summit in Toronto unfolded more or less as scripted. The state spent obscene amounts of public money to install security cameras in Toronto's streets, build an enormous fence, and augment the capacities of the local, provincial, and national police forces, both logistically and legally.
- December 7, 2010: Mayor Ford scraps Toronto light rail transit system
It was supposed to be one of the largest transit expansion projects anywhere. Seven new light rail lines along the streets of Toronto's major transit corridors. Older buses replaced with modern, cost effective, environmentally friendly light-rail vehicles.
- October 27, 2010: Drivers and Riders Unite!
Fare hikes, layoffs, and service cuts decimate public transit -
In 2008, when gas prices spiked, so did transit ridership, reaching 10.7 billion trips in the United States. Hard times make this service even more essential to millions of people.
- October 2, 2010: NO Fare IS Fair
Start of the campaign to win free and accessible transit for the GTA. A project of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly.
- August 21, 2010: New York's transit agency lays off workers, raises fares
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has laid off another 200 New York City station agents, while proposing to once again increase transit fares. The layoffs took place on August 13 as a result of a recent decision by the MTA, which runs the New York City transit system, as well as the surrounding commuter railroads.
- July 16, 2010: Free and Accessible TTC!
Forum featuring: Deb Cowen, Karen Sun, Franz Hartmann and Kamilla Pietrzyk
- July 5, 2007: 17 Reasons (or More) to Stop Charging People to Ride the Bus
The case for Fare-Free Transit by Dave Olsen.
- July 5, 2007: No Fares! A Reader-funded Solutions Series
Is it crazy to imagine free public transit? Or crazy not to? You made possible Dave Olsen's inquiry.
- April 10, 2007: Scottish Socialist Party - free public transport policy
Scottish Socialist Party election broadcasts for the Parliament elections in 2007. This one is on the SSP's free public transport policy.
► Other Transit Links ◄
- Keep TTC Public
Some Toronto politicians are advocating various forms of TTC privatization, including so-called "public-private partnerships." The purpose of this site is to stimulate public discussion on this issue.
- Moving Transit Forward
The TTC Chair's (Adam Giambrone) end of term report summarizing advancements made by the TTC over the past 7 years, and provides a framework for the TTC on how to move forward over the next 5 years.
- No Fare is Fair!
The Tumblr for the Free and Accessible Transit Campaign from the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly
- No Fare is Fair!
We are the Free and Accessible Transit Campaign of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly.
- Public Transit Coalition
The Public Transit Coalition believes that Toronto residents should be free to travel where we want, when we want, in a reasonable length of time. Our Municipal, Provincial and Federal Governments have a responsibility to guarantee this fundamental freedom. In an urban area this is only possible with excellent public transit. Twitter - ourttc - #ourttc #savetransitcity #ttc #voteTO.
- Steve Munro - Transit, Politics, Reviews
The foremost authority on all things related to the TTC.
- Toronto Free Transit Wiki
Those of us advocating free transit are bound to hear a question - isn't the idea of Free Transit a bit extreme in the current context, with right wing ideas so dominant these days?
A voice for Rocket Riders - Toronto's newest transit users group. Twitter - ttcriders_ca - #ttc #transitcity #voteTO.
- BC Bus Riders Union
The Bus Riders Union is a labour/community organization that is an experiment in Left movement building. The BRU has been slowly but steadily gathering force; today we have over 950 members and thousands of supporters.
- Free Public Transit
What we mean by free public transit: remove the user fee [fare] from urban buses, trains, trolleys, street cars, and light rail. Why this website: provide the economic argument and evidence in favor of free public transit. Twitter - freepublictrans - #freepubtrans.
- Free Public Transport
We are standing at a crossroad: in order to reduce our oil dependency and to make our cities climate smart, we have to change our ways of getting around. It is a fact that the future is on track, and with free public transport everyone can come along for the ride.
- Human Powered blog by Dave Olsen
First and foremost a father, he knows his ultimate mission on the planet is to be the best father he can be. Reading Alice Miller's transforming works about childhood is passion that supports this mission. When he isn't having fun with his daughter, he bakes, bikes, and builds and generally tries to learn more life skills to share. Another passion in Dave's life is writing. Transportation and surviving civilization are favourite topics; spreading the word about insightful works of art helps both artist and planet survive.
- LA Bus Riders Union
The BRU has literally saved public transportation in Los Angeles and become the country's largest grassroots mass transit advocacy organization.
- NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign
New York's Transit Rider's Union site.
- Save Our Ride
Our Ride is about affordable, quality public transportation for all. We are a campaign of transit workers, riders, managers and advocates, community groups and environmental organizations. Twitter - saveourride.
- Stephen Rees's blog
Thoughts about the relationships between transport and the urban area it serves (mostly BC).
- Supprimons les tarifs de transport à Montréal
Ce site défend l'accès libre et universel aux transports collectifs. On y refuse la discrimination fondée sur le revenus et l'inégalité d'accès aux ressources de la communauté.
- The Transport Politic
An excellent source on transit projects from around the world. Twitter - ttpolitic.
- Wikipedia - Free Public Transit
Free public transport, also often called free public transit and sometimes zero-fare public transport, is a single or network of transport services funded in full by means other than collecting a full fare from passengers.
- Zero-Fare Canada
For fare-free urban public transportation. Twitter - freetransit - #freepubtrans.