Experiments In Free Transit

By Joshua DeVries, The Bullet. -

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 [...]

Solutionary Rail In A Time Of Pandemic

By Bill Moyer, SolutionaryRail.org. -

CoViD-19 is a confluence of crises that further exacerbates inequities and exposes societal and economic vulnerabilities. Our latest RailBite, Solutionary Rail in a Time of Pandemic explores how [...]

Minneapolis Is Trying To Punish Transit Workers Who Wouldn’t Help The Police

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

The Amalgamated Transit Workers union’s public support for the uprisings, and some members’ public refusal to do work that helps the police, sparked praise and inspiration around the country. As [...]

Could The Pandemic Start A Biking Revolution In Latin America?

By Leonie Rauls, Americas Quarterly. -

The demand of social distancing is forcing cities across Latin America and the world to rethink public life. That includes a reconsideration of mass transit, with a number of public sector [...]

The Year Of Car-free Streateries

By Mike Eliason, The Urbanist. -

Seattle - As our city starts to open back up, several issues are becoming quite apparent in our urban villages. In many, there is inadequate space on sidewalks to adequately social distance. [...]

‘Just Get On And Go!’ Olympia Transit System Goes Fareless

By Tom Banse, Opb.org -

As of the New Year, no bus fare is needed to ride the Olympia area’s Intercity Transit. On Jan. 1, the transit agency became the largest in the Pacific Northwest to eliminate fare collection, [...]

How To Stop Fare Evasion: Make NYC’s Trains & Buses Free

By Staff, Indypendent.org -

Imagine a transit system where there are no turnstiles, where the police presence is minimal because cops aren’t lurking around to enforce fares. Picture a subway and bus network that is free, [...]

On International Day Of Persons With Disabilities, Disabled Activists, Allies Demand Elevators, Not More Subway Cops

By Edward Yudelovich, Workers.org -

The United Nations established the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, 1992, in a victory for the worldwide struggle of people with disabilities. IDPD has been celebrated [...]

Kansas City, Missouri Approves Free Public Transit for All

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams -

Lawmakers in Kansas City, Missouri took a "visionary step" on Thursday by unanimously voting to make public transportation in the city free of charge, setting the stage for it to be the first [...]

Democratic Party Calls On Washington Metro Transit Authority To Intervene Against Striking Transit Workers

By Nick Barrickman, Wsws.org -

As the strike of more than 130 Washington metro area bus drivers and mechanics at the multinational conglomerate Transdev reaches its second month, Democratic Party politicians in Virginia are [...]

Striking Workers Sound The Alarm On Privatizing D.C. Public Transit

By Negin Owliaei, Inequality.org -

The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority board meeting was supposed to start at 10 A.M. on November 21, nearly a month after workers at the Cinder Bed Road garage began their strike. 10:30 [...]

Elderly And Disabled People Win Victory Against Veolia

By Jim McMahan, Stopveoliaseattle.wordpress.com -

Disabled and elderly paratransit riders in Seattle have won a victory over the corporate criminal, Veolia corporation, which for years has delivered negligent service to the disabled riding [...]

Black Passengers Cited, Punished Disproportionately By Transit Enforcement

By Heidi Groover, Seattle Times. -

Seattle, WA - When fare-enforcement officers board a Sound Transit train, they begin at either end and work their way toward the middle. One by one, passengers tap their ORCA cards on handheld [...]

Minneapolis Pilots ‘Mobility Hubs’

By Katie Pyzyk, Smartcitiesdive.com -

The idea of a mobility hub is not new, but at the same time it has not yet gained mainstream implementation. A German project manager is credited with devising the first integrated mobility hub [...]

TSA Is Testing Face Recognition At Airport Security Checkpoints In Las Vegas Now

By Catie Keck, Gizmodo.com By Sinéad Baker, Businessinsider.com -

American Airlines has started using facial recognition technology on passengers at boarding gates, part of a growing industry trend that airlines and airports say will make travelling faster and [...]