Brian Gunn, P. Eng. (Retired) Peter S. Hatfield, P. Eng. (Retired) Chris J. Peter, P. Eng. (Retired) Dr. Ricardo Foschi, P. Eng. (Retired)

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Final conclusion: 

"Ultimately, we believe it evident that the Trans Mountain Expansion project is economically unviable and environmentally precarious. For the federal government to continue to push through its construction during a global pandemic that has seen oil prices plunge into the negatives is foolhardy and unconscionable." 

Sandy Smith
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has floated the idea of making transit fare-free. (Photo by Thomas Hawk / CC BY-NC 2.0)

Sept. 2, 2020

(Photo by Thomas Hawk / CC BY-NC 2.0)

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Joshua DeVries
Bologna Transit

September 9, 2020

Among the few positive aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some localities have taken the impressive step of implementing free transit. Several cities in Ohio, including Akron, Canton, Toledo and Youngstown announced free fares as of March 16. Towns in Vermont and Nevada have done so as well. Unfortunately, local officials are quite clear that these are only temporary for health purposes and will be reversed once it is “safe.”


Luke Sarabia
Image source: Pantonium

Since late last year, a number of cities — big and small, east and west — have launched on-demand public transit pilots. Despite COVID-19’s impact on overall ridership, early reviews are encouraging


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