Tag: FreeTransit

  • J31 Fare Strike at Grand Central Station

    Just a few hours before the J31 Fare Strike convened at Grand Central Station, I had the opportunity to speak with Mayor de Blasio as a call-in to the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC. I alerted the Mayor to the fare strike taking place that day, scheduled by various NYC transit advocacy groups in reaction … Keep reading »

  • Travel Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth

    Five Concrete Steps Toward a Climate-Smart and Fair Transport Sector in Stockholm The climate threat is the most fatal problem humanity has ever faced. In 2009, the current Kyoto protocol will be replaced with a new international climate agreement, a process in which the EU must be one of the main drivers. As holder of the … Keep reading »

  • The Traffic Hierarchy

    One is not born a motorist, one becomes one. Mobility and class are deeply entangled. Not only because one’s potential for mobility often has to do with one’s economic position, but also because a society built on today’s mobility paradigm – automobility – directly contributes to growing economic and social differences. A society which puts the … Keep reading »

  • Free Public Transit in Canada?

    In the last year or so, a debate about the merits of free transit (or more accurately, fare-free transit) is making its way into public discourse in Canada. While fare-free transit is a model that has served international cities (many based in Europe or South America) for years, it’s a model that has only recently … Keep reading »

  • The Case for Free Public Transit in Toronto

    There are 200 cities around the world with some form of free public transit, and 97 that are completely free. Keep reading »

  • From Uberization to Enhanced Public Mobility for All

    We have shown that the defense, improvement and expansion of public transport is essential if we are to help control and then reduce transport-related emissions. We have also shown how the current neoliberal policy framework must be rejected in order for public transport is to fulfill its true potential. This applies to both transport policy … Keep reading »

  • The Right to Mobility

    There’s a long way to go, but Labour’s manifesto could mark the first step in ending Britain’s obsession with the private car. Keep reading »

  • Free Public Transit is Key to a Green New Deal: Free Transit for Toronto

    Expansion of public transportation must be central to a just transition, but the subject has been almost entirely missing from the election discussion. Keep reading »

  • Make UK Public Transport Free

    It’s time for radical proposals to rebuild Britain’s social fabric and combat the climate crisis. Here’s one: make public transport free. Keep reading »

  • Public Transport Can Be Free

    Free public transport is not a pipe dream. It exists in over 100 cities across the world – and has transformative impacts. Keep reading »

  • Transit as a Human Right w/Judith Dellheim

    In this episode, we sit down with Judith Dellheim, an author, activist, and consultant at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Judith argues that public transit is a fundamental human right and an essential tool in pushing forward a progressive political agenda. Listen to audio »

  • Rethinking Ottawa’s Transit System

    A bold proposal for free transit in a city designed for cars. Why should anyone living in Ottawa have to pay a fare to use transit? Keep reading »