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Blog Profile / Free Public Transit

Filed Under:Industries / Transportation
Posts on Regator:1296
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Why #freetransit is so important for ending war such as in Ukraine

The U.S. is desperately car-dependent. Any loss in the power of the petrol-dollar, or other loss of leverage in world energy markets, means disaster for the U.S. economy. This is the source of aggressive foreign policy.There is only one way to de-fang this beast. Show More Summary

Riding #publictransit can save you $10,000/yr, #freetransit would take only $100 out of that

Miami-Dade Green -: "Riding on transit also helps to save money. According to the American Public Transportation Association, the cost savings of taking transit over driving to work continues to rise. As of January 2014, commuters who take transit instead of driving to work save $829 a month on average, or nearly $10,000 a year. Show More Summary

Energy war in Ukraine, but Poland saves energy with #freetransit

BEZPLATNA KOMUNIKACJA MIEJSKA: " : "Nie kombinuj, jed? za darmo! Pod takim has?em na ulice miasta wyruszy?y dzisiaj autobusy, które bezp?atnie b?d? wozi? pasa?erów po ?orach. Pierwsi ch?tni na darmow? przeja?d?k? na przystankach pojawili si? ju? po godz. 5:00! Jak prezentuj? si? autobusy? Zapraszamy do fotogalerii.""

Laws of physics have their say in #climate debate

IMAGE: MARIANNA MASSEY/GETTY IMAGES But #climate deniers still in control. Why? Because of demand for oil. To stop the denial, stop the demand.

Oil buys US Congress votes, but where does their power come from?

Yes, money buys influence. But why can't any limits be put on their political power? Because millions of people continue to demand their product, that is why. To end their power, stop buying the product.Oil money behind Keystone XL Senate...Show More Summary

Video: Passenger severely beaten for not paying a fare

Movimento Passe Livre ABC: "The fare is a robbery, assault, extortion in the life of the population.In Santo André CPTM security along with the military police beat a young man who didn't pay the value of 3.00 to board the train. ItShow More Summary

May 1st #freetransit starts in Zory, Poland

This... Leads to this... To learn more about #freetransit in Poland, go here

Campaign for free public transport in Poland, patient, persistent, successful

Free public transport?: "In W?growcu are 34,104 registered vehicles, which are in peak congestion, and parking lots are still crowded. An alternative to car can be a bus.The representatives of the Free Trade Union "August 80", the organizer...Show More Summary

Free transit pays you back. Right away.

A U.S. city of one million needs about $100 per year per person to replace public transit fares. This amount of tax would be recovered many times over by very small percentage reductions in other costs. Many studies show that increased use of public transit improves health. Show More Summary

Tehran to Spend $10 Billion on Expansion of Public Transport

Bloomberg : "Tehran’s municipality has been in talks with officials from China for the construction of 150 kilometers of metro lines and the purchase of some of the 2,300 metro wagons needed for the city, Behrooz said. Iran is generally...Show More Summary

Arab states pumping $100 Billion into #publictransit

Transport congress reflects on region’s adoption of mass transit | "“The UITP MENA Congress is one of the biggest gatherings in the public transport sector as it brings together CEOs of public transport entities, industry...Show More Summary

People want #freetransit, here is proof

Green Blog : "The free-fare scheme in Tallinn is the result of a referendum which was held in 2012. In the referendum 75.5 percent voted for the scheme, and 24.5 percent voted against. Back then several political parties were skeptical to the idea of free public transport. Show More Summary

Cities that have #freetransit first are ahead in the game : " “We are frequently asked why we are offering free-of-charge public transport,” the mayor of Tallinn told Citiscope. “It is actually more appropriate to ask why most cities in the world still don’t.”"

Campaign for free public transport in Quebec

Réseau pour un transport en commun gratuit - RTCGratuit: "Un bon système de transport en commun n’est pas un privilège, c’est un droit qui découle du droit à la mobilité. Toutes les personnes doivent pouvoir se déplacer dans la ville selon leurs besoins, entre autres pour avoir accès au travail et aux services, peu importe leurs moyens. Show More Summary

Young people just say "NO" to car abuse

Transportation For America: "Three in four say it is likely they will live in a place where they do not need a car to get around. But a majority in all but the largest metros rate their own cities “fair” or “poor” in providing public transportation, and they want more options such as car share and bike share."

Labor union declares May as Transit Action Month

transitisgreater : "Public transit is facing a crisis in the U.S. and Canada. Service is being cut and fares are being raised. Our wages, benefits and pensions under attack. The rich continue to get richer while working people continue...Show More Summary

Oil tycoons are beginning to outlaw #publictransit

Motherboard : "The Kochs and their advocates are pumping their dislike of mass transit into a public policy arena in a city where they themselves have little or no actual direct involvement. They're not just trying to keep public transit...Show More Summary

Green growth is fake, accomplished by sending pollution elsewhere

Why green growth won’t transform the economy | openDemocracy: "Unfortunately, green growth is a myth, or at least an inadequate response to the challenges that lie ahead. Because it ignores the social, political and personal dimensions...Show More Summary

Free is cheaper

We started calculating the costs that could be reduced for a city of 1 million in the US if free public transit were adopted. After two categories, it is apparent that only minor reductions would amply pay for the "lost" revenues. We will continue working on the spread sheet, and we may not even have to include the costs of climate change. Show More Summary

Energy wars heat up as Russia threatens the petrodollar

The Voice of Russia : "The US dollar's position as the base currency for global energy trading gives the US a number of unfair advantages. It seems that Moscow is ready to take those advantages away.Read more:"

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