Transportation

23/03/20
Author: 
Jane Slaughter
A city worker is cleaning a bus at the end of the line. Photo: Jim West / jimwestphoto.com.

March 21, 2020  

Detroit bus drivers collectively declared Tuesday morning that they weren’t going to work without safety precautions. Bus service was canceled throughout the city because of “the driver shortage,” as city officials put it.

The drivers’ union backed them up and their brief work stoppage, less than 24 hours, won all their demands. Fares will not be collected for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

07/03/20
Author: 
Steve Munro
TTC Fares - SAMUEL ENGELKING

Mar.4, 2020

"The fine for evasion is high by comparison to the slap on the wrist motorists receive for a variety of ills ranging from parking tickets to running red lights. On this one, the TTC appears to be at war with its riders.''

07/03/20
Author: 
George Monbiot
 Drax power station, near Selby, North Yorkshire. Photograph: John Giles/PA

 

06 Mar 2020 

Our legal action against the government aims to shut down fossil fuels

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th March 2020

07/03/20
Author: 
Eric Doherty
Canada - parliament hill

MARCH 4, 2020

The federal government is acting like it doesn't take its own climate emergency declaration seriously

With another federal budget looming, the government still doesn’t seem to be taking its own declaration of a “climate emergency” seriously.

Last month, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada announced that it will audit the $186.7-billion “Investing in Canada” infrastructure program. An opposition motion in the House of Commons asked for the audit, noting an incomplete accounting of changes to the government’s spending plan.

05/03/20
Author: 
aniel Boffey
 It is still often quicker to travel into city centres by car despite growing congestion. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Mar. 3, 2020

Despite €16.3bn in EU funding, cities have failed to get people on to bikes or buses, report says

Commuters in Europe are still choosing their cars over public transport despite enduring ever longer journey times into city centres owing to traffic congestion, the EU’s spending watchdog has found.

23/02/20
Author: 
Davide Mastracci
Toronto transit

February 23, 2020

Drivers in Canada often complain of a “war on cars” that is supposedly being waged in cities throughout the country. This metaphorical war is non-existent, but that’s unfortunate because such a war would be justified, given the severity of the environmental and social crises we face.

05/02/20
Author: 
Planka
Montpellier Transit

 February 4, 2020 

Five Concrete Steps Toward a Climate-Smart and Fair Transport Sector in Stockholm

The climate threat is the most fatal problem humanity has ever faced.

In 2009, the current Kyoto protocol will be replaced with a new international climate agreement, a process in which the EU must be one of the main drivers. As holder of the EU presidency, Sweden will play a key role when world leaders gather to sign the new agreement. Does the Swedish government deserve such a pivotal role? – We don’t think so.

 

01/02/20
Author: 
Planka
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January 30, 2020

One is not born a motorist, one becomes one.

Mobility and class are deeply entangled. Not only because one’s potential for mobility often has to do with one’s economic position, but also because a society built on today’s mobility paradigm – automobility – directly contributes to growing economic and social differences.

29/01/20
Author: 
The Energy Mix
 public transit - train pxhere

JANUARY 27, 2020

Experiments with free public transit in cities across the U.S. are returning a mix of responses, including support from riders, cost concerns from managers, and questions about whether they actually result in fewer cars on the road. 

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