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Disingenuous attack on #freetransit ignores auto subsidy

Seoul City spends W4.8b to reduce 0.8 ton of fine dust: "The city government spent 14.5 billion won ($13.4 million) to offer free public transportation during morning and evening rush hours on Jan. 15, 17 and 18 as part of emergencyShow More Summary

#crisisactors, racism, #autosprawl meltdown

The US empire is in decline. There is no money to pay for the upkeep of all the highways, bridges, and cul-de-sacs. A recent uptick in oil price caused a sudden correction in the stock market, while borrowed billions are spent on wars to keep the oil coming.The staged school "shootings" are designed to ramp up racism and division. Show More Summary

Nem mais um cêntimo para os transportes públicos

sol.sapo.pt : "Transportes públicos gratuitos exigem, para começo de conversa, um fortíssimo investimento em redes de mobilidade. Qual é o ponto de tornar gratuito o que não funciona agora? É preciso investir em novas redes: mais modernas, mais abrangentes, mais confortáveis. Show More Summary

Germany considers making public transport free to fight air pollution

The Local : "The German government is considering several measures for improving the quality of air in major cities, including making all inner city public transport free to use."

Free public transport reduces depression

deccanchronicle : "Researchers found that increased eligibility for a free bus pass led to an 8 percent increase in the use of public transportation among older people, and a 12 percent decline in depression symptoms among those who started taking the bus when they became eligible for the program."

Why Is Fare-Free Transit The Exception Rather Than The Rule?

Planetizen : "What I did learn was that there is only one way to run a transit system. And that, I believe, begins to explain why Fare-Free Transit is the exception rather than the rule.I'm not sure from whence the idea of Fare-FreeShow More Summary

Capitalists fight over oil and gas, as mass murder of civilians continues nearby

Global Daily News : "Iranian forces attempted to advance towards energy fields held by the PYD/PKK terrorist group in eastern Syria, to which the U.S. responded with fierce airstrikes late Wednesday.Iran launched an attack on PYD/PKK forces — which the U.S. Show More Summary

US makes lightning strike on Syrian forces to protect oil. But protect civilians? meh.

E. #Syria: US officials say around 100 pro-Regime forces were killed last night by US Air Force & artillery when they launched an offensive to take strategic Oil Fields from #YPG & #SDF in E. #DeirEzzor. Tanks and vehicles wrecked. pic.twitter.com/DW5x2QbO75 — Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) February 8, 2018

US and Russia proxies clash in Syria. Nuclear weapon use not far off.

The US and Russia have been avoiding direct conflict while manipulating proxies in MENA. Now the US policy of backing PKK and PMU has left it with no friends who have significant boots on the ground.This has emboldened Russia and they...Show More Summary

15 years since US invasion, now US needs Iran to help steal Iraq oil

After 15 years of chaos and death, bombing civilians, and flattening cities, the US still struggling to get control of Kirkuk oil.pipelineoilandgasnews: "Iraqi forces are preparing to launch military action to take control of HamrinShow More Summary

Last year, Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transit, or 35 million every weekday.

Houston Chronicle :..."Over the past two decades, public transportation ridership has grown by 34 percent. Last year, Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transit, or 35 million every weekday.Those who use public transit don't miss driving. Show More Summary

Mayors love #freetransit #freepublictransport .... until they get that phone call

Many mayors and mayoral candidates have called for fare-free public transit in their cities... a few examples: New York City Houston Dayton Durham San Fransisco Auckland [candidate] Hartford [candidate] Paris Seoul Mexico City Chennai Tallinn many more Some have had success, and some have been able to implement based on pollution rates. Show More Summary

Automobile debt bubble still expanding #autosprawl #meltdown

Bloomberg: "It’s all happening in the market for subprime auto bonds, where loans to American consumers with some of the patchiest credit histories are packaged into securities to be sold to big investors. A decade after risky mortgage lending toppled the U.S. Show More Summary

#Parisagreement temperature limit already passed

Arctic News: 2017 was hottest year on record: "When determining which year was the hottest year, care should be taken to avoid bias due to temporary conditions such as the El Niño that was present in 2016 and the La Niña we're now experiencing now. Show More Summary

Seoul mayor pushes back on critics and reiterates support for #freepublictransport to fight pollution

The Straits Times: "While acknowledging the fierce debate sparked by the city's decision to provide free public transport on three days when the air was very bad two weeks ago, the mayor insisted there is a need to "take as many measures as possible" to ease air pollution."

Oil trolls terrified of #freepublictransport #freetransit

Cities are turning to fare-free public transit to fight pollution. Capitalists are panicked. What if it catches on? In Paris they managed to stop it. But in Korea, they are having trouble. They dug out this old canard about free buses...Show More Summary

Former RIPTA board member calls for #freetransit for Rhode Island

Fare-Free New England: "There would be no need to print, market, and distribute transfers and passes. It would speed up trips by speeding up boarding, thus both using buses and drivers more efficiently, and attracting more riders. It...Show More Summary

Study calls sprawl called wasteful

New Climate Economy: "High levels of sprawl create economic inefficiency and dependence on motor vehicles, leading to higher carbon emissions."

Hopkins mayoral candidate says light rail would bring 'trash from Minneapolis'

KMSP : ""All the Chicago and Detroit riff raff who have moved into 'Welfare-apolis', they are going to get on that train and you know where they are going to end up - at The Depot with yours and yours and yours' granddaughters and grandsons," Ivers said during the forum."Reasons for #publictransit. Fight racism.

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