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Blog Profile / Free Public Transit

Filed Under:Industries / Transportation
Posts on Regator:1334
Posts / Week:3.7
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Transportation fares see 35% to 50% increase, contrary to government estimates

Well here is the answer to the question in the previous post. It was a lie. Egypt, instead of sending more money to the IMF, should stop wasting money on cars. Make public buses fare-free, and stop wasting precious resources on fuelShow More Summary

Egyptian govt says public transport fares immune to price hikes

Egypt government doing the right thing. But why?Ahram Online: "An increase in the price of fuel will not affect public transport costs, Egyptian government officials stated in the face of public concern after the prices of subsidised...Show More Summary

Connecting some important dots

Cheap oil is gone. Every day the mix of oil on the market is a little more expensive. This is because every day it takes more energy to get oil - falling net energy. Complex economy, especially car-dependence, is no longer sustainable. Show More Summary

U.S. elite is out of options, now backing Nazis in Ukraine

The people of the US are not hearing about it, but their government is backing Nazis in Ukraine. This because cheap oil is gone, growth is over, and the worlds elites have nothing left but to take from each other and drive down the poor.Two things Americans can do. Show More Summary

The cost will just be passed to the consumer

Why can't corporations pay taxes for things like #publictransit? One argument you still hear goes like this.We can't force corporations to pay their taxes because they will raise prices and pass the cost on to the consumer and that will...Show More Summary

Cities with the best #publictransit are the best places to live and work

Report Names Best Cities for Public Transit | Tampa Bay Times: "When finding the right place to live and work, the availability of public transportation can play a major role in the decision-making process. Commute times and stress can be reduced substantially when public transit is available, and with the rising costs of gas, it can be economical as well. "

#Degrowth is here, just a matter of how painful it will be

EcoWatch: "With less useful energy available, the global economy will fail to grow, and will likely enter a sustained period of contraction. Increased energy efficiency may cushion the impact but cannot avert it. With economies no longer...Show More Summary

Isis rise manufactured by insatiable oil addiction

@NafeezAhmed : "The meteoric rise of Isis is a predictable consequence of a longstanding US-led geostrategy in the Middle East that has seen tyrants and terrorists as tools to expedite access to regional oil and gas resources."

Zory, Poland, wins opportunity and sustainiblilty award for introducing unconditional free buses

BEZPLATNA KOMUNIKACJA MIEJSKA: "Award for courageous approach in implementing innovative solutions in the management of the city, including free public transport"

#Freetransit campaign gains traction in Italy

More people are discussing the idea of free public transport in Italy as the new mayor of Livorno makes it his objective. To keep up, follow:

World Cup shows what is wrong with the world

Grown men paid millions to play a game. People burning through millions of gallons of jet fuel to watch them. Luxury hotels and limousines. Millions spent on media coverage.Meanwhile people are hungry. People are being bombed. Floods and drought are everywhere.Let's spend our money on a transition away from waste and inequality. Show More Summary

Blame for global warming goes to the U.S. elite

Global Warming is Economic Imperialism » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names: "With the U.S. historically being the largest emitter of carbon and other greenhouse gases it is overwhelmingly responsible for global warming....The reason why the U.S. Show More Summary

#Peakoil and pushing on a string

Imagine the economy as a wagon with one string attached to the front and one at the back. When energy is cheap, the wagon is pulled forward by the front string. The string a the rear represents monetary policy. Pulling on the rear string prevents the economy from going too fast.Cheap energy is over. Show More Summary

Printing money can not, will not, solve #peakoil

Feasta: "Over the last few years central banks have had a policy of quantitative easing to try to keep interest rates low – the economy cannot pay high energy prices AND high interest rates so, in effect, the policy has been to try to bring down interest rates as low as possible to counter the stagnation. Show More Summary

Sao Paulo - instead of strike, metro workers call for opening the turnstiles

Free Fare Movement - Brazil: " : "One of the resolutions of the meeting of the day 20/5 was the formation of a committee to define how the release of the turnstiles will be taken during the Wage Campaign. The Committee will organize this activity, which may happen even before the possible strike category. Show More Summary

Kuala Lumpur free buses generate excitement

New Straits Times: "FAST, CLEAN AND FREE!Yes, in case you haven’t heard, there is a smarter way to get around KL without having to worry about getting stuck in traffic, parking, etc."

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