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Blog Profile / Free Public Transit

Filed Under:Industries / Transportation
Posts on Regator:1274
Posts / Week:3.8
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Fares are for rationing, not revenue. #freeischeaper

carfree france: "the sale of tickets, represent a very small share of funding for public transport, ranging from an average of 15 % for small towns to 23% for the largest cities of France (1).In other words, the funding of public transport in France is already provided between 77% and 85% by taxpayers and businesses. Show More Summary

UN IPCC: #publictransit key to fighting #climatechange

The Guardian: "A draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), obtained by the Guardian, says smart choices in urban planning and investment in public transport could help significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions, especially in developing countries."

Don't Privatize and Reduce Public Transit, Make It Free and Expand It

truth-out/buzzflash : "The bottom line, however, is that the developed world economy built on the automobile (especially in the United States and Canada) cannot continue (in its gas-powered form) without virtually ensuring ecological...Show More Summary

#Freetransit conference in Germany draws activists from 7 countries

August 80 : "On 4-5 April in Berlin located near the city of Erkner was held organized by the Foundation. Rosa Luxemburg meeting people and organizations involved in promoting the idea of ??free public transport on the European continent. Show More Summary

Why is there money for subways, but not for buses?

Have you noticed? People fight for years to get one bus, but somehow massive subway projects seems to breeze through the political process. It's because send people underground to make room for cars above. Let's get rid of cars--they clearly don't work. Show More Summary

Persian Gulf oil states planning to get away from cars

Middle East public transport will be among best | ""As new public transportation, particularly metros and light rail, become adopted this enlightenment can only increase, and I firmly believe we're going to see cars lose their prime status as the favoured method of inner-city transportation in an incredibly short timescale," Ziadat said."

Which is it, too crowded? or no one will ride? #freetransit opponents can't decide.

There is no case against free public transit. The numbers are overwhelming. The costs of supporting the auto and sprawl infrastructure are straining municipal budgets and the attraction of reducing cars is compelling.Opponents of free transit have a herculean task. Show More Summary

Free is cheaper #freeischeaper

It is cheaper to run buses fare-free than to charge fares:costs of collecting fares and preventing dodging are a large percent of amount collectedfares reduce ridership -- increasing the cost of moving each personcosts to a city of people...Show More Summary

What does #climatechange look like? "Bangladesh, with its low elevation and severe tropical storms, is among the countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, though it has contributed little to the emissions that are driving it. Credit Kadir van Lohuizen for The New York Times"

Fitch Ratings: Failure to Invest in Transit Could Hurt the Whole Economy

Streetsblog USA: "One of the country’s leading financial ratings agencies is warning that if America doesn’t change how it invests in transit, the whole economy could suffer."

CHP candidate Sar?gül vows to bring free transportation to many in Istanbul

hurriyetdailynews : "The main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) Istanbul mayoral candidate, Mustafa Sar?gül, has vowed to make public transportation free of charge for students, teachers, disabled people and elderly people in the city."

The biggest threat to business is capitalism

Most people think of business and providing a product or service that people need while providing jobs and of course happily paying taxes to prepare the next generation of workers to be healthy, educated, and mobile.Reality is much different. Show More Summary

Capitalism has collapsed, taxpayers keeping it on life-support

New Report: Fortune 100 Companies Have Received a Whopping $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently | Alternet: " And what they found is shocking: between 2000 and 2012, the top Fortune 100 companies received $1.2 trillion from the government. Show More Summary

Population debate misses the point, on purpose.

Population talk is taboo. Why? Simple reason. Falling birth rate threatens capitalism.Sure, there are conspiracy theories about genocidal ambitions of "developed" countries against the undeveloped. But why does one need a conspiracy theory. Show More Summary

How Transit Pays for the Automobile’s Sins

Dial-a-ride - Photo City of Delano Streetsblog USA: "But here’s the thing. Comparing spending on transit with spending on highways per trip or per mile is an inherently misleading exercise. In part, that is because it fails to recognize...Show More Summary

The wages of sprawl

CREDIT: AP/LINDSEY WASSON Landslide Kills 8 People In Washington As Climate Change Makes Them More Likely In The Future | ThinkProgress: "A fatal landslide on Saturday morning tore down a small community in northwest Washington state, killing at least eight people."

Legislation introduced for #freetransit in Trento, Italy

Free Public Transport: "The main objectives of the law so far discussed are:- Drastic reduction of motorized private transport and pollution;- Promotion of local public transport and mass transit;- No charge of public transport;- Participation...Show More Summary

End of cheap oil presents an opportunity to reject competition and save our species

by @nafeezahmed "The new emerging paradigm is premised on a fundamentally different ethos, in which we see ourselves not as disconnected, competing units fixated on maximising consumerist conquest over one another; but as interdependent members of a single human family."

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