• Steps Forward in Free Access to Public Transport

    Thirty years of neoliberal domination, culminating in the economic crisis that began in 2008, have resulted in the introduction of charges for public service throughout Europe, particularly for education and health services. But this is not the case in all public services. In recent years there has been a renaissance of free public transport, particularly … Keep reading »

  • Transit Justice in the Inner Suburbs

    Transit in Toronto is in crisis. What are the key issues related to transit in the city, and the possibilities of mobilizing for change? Watch video »

  • Massively Expand Public Transport Now

    During the San Francisco Global Climate Action Summit, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) announced its support for a declaration to create zero-emissions cities by 2030. According to the ITF’s General Secretary Stephen Cotton, “The ITF and its affiliates are ready to support the declaration in real and tangible ways. We recognise that if we … Keep reading »

  • What’s Left, Toronto?

    Radical Alternatives for the City Election As the Doug Ford Conservatives unpack their agenda, towns and cities across Ontario are getting ready for the October municipal elections. In Toronto, much of the early public debate leading up to the elections has been narrow and dominated by the Tories’ Bill 5, which proposes to cut in half … Watch video »

  • Politicizing Public Transit in Toronto

    Analysis of public transit in Toronto. Is it too political, or not political enough? Keep reading »

  • Free Public Transit w/Herman Rosenfeld

    Episode 6: Do you think transit should be free? Our guest Herman Rosenfeld argues yes. Listen to audio »

  • The Case for Free Public Transit: Just Mobility and Urban Planning

    Toronto launch of a unique book, Free Public Transit – And Why We Don’t Pay to Ride Elevators. The launch featured a discussion about the promises, challenges and social underpinnings of free public transit. Watch video »

  • Who’s Afraid of Fare-Free Public Transit?

    Elizabeth Bauerle is a research scientist at the University of Washington’s medical center. To get from her home in the north Seattle suburb of Shoreline to her job on the Seattle campus, she can either drive or take two buses. Like all of us, Bauerle weighs cost, convenience and personal values in deciding how she’ll … Keep reading »

  • Free and Accessible Transit Now

    Toward A Red-Green Vision for Toronto Transit is a critical issue for many 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 … Keep reading »

  • Jason Prince – Free Public Transport

    The Montreal book launch of Free Public Transit: And Why We Don’t Pay to Ride Elevators. With co-editor Jason Prince, Bertrand Schepper, and Amir Khadir. Watch video »

  • Off the Map: Disabilities and Just Mobility

    In rankings of the U.S.’s best urban public transportation systems, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Boston, and New York usually hover at the top. At the bottom are smaller and poorer cities like Buffalo, Cleveland, Omaha, and Oklahoma City. The overall takeaway is no surprise: well-resourced cities have better public transit systems than their more economically … Keep reading »

  • No Fare Is Fair: A Campaign for Free Public Transit in Toronto

    Public transit should be a right for everyone in Toronto. Using subways, buses, and streetcars shouldn’t require paying fares, or user fees, that penalize riders with lower incomes. Keep reading »