Virginia Finalizes $3.7 Billion Deal To Acquire Train Tracks

By Jordan Pascale, DCist. -

Virginia officials and freight railroad company CSX have signed a $525 million deal to transfer 223 miles of track and 386 miles of right-of-way to the commonwealth, a key part of a larger $3.7 [...]

New Study: School Streets Improve Air Quality

By London.gov. -

London, UK - Closing the roads around schools to traffic at pick-up and drop-off times has reduced polluting nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 23 per cent and is strongly supported by parents, new [...]

Trade Unionists And Ecologists Demand A Just Transition Towards Less Air Traffic

By Stay Grounded, Popular Resistance. -

London/Vienna - Today, the UK trade union PCS and the global network Stay Grounded published together a paper entitled “A Rapid and Just Transition of Aviation - Shifting towards Climate-Just [...]

More Parking Puts More Cars On The Road

By Michael Andersen, Sightline Institute. -

Do cities create greener lifestyles? Or do they just enable them? It’s very, very, very clear that people who live closer to other people drive less. But how much of this is due to the fact [...]

Penguin Climate Activists Block Berlin Airport Opening

By Stay Grounded, Popular Resistance. -

Berlin - The climate justice group 'Am Boden bleiben', a member of the international Stay Grounded network, today blocks the opening of the new airport in Berlin with protest actions. The opening [...]

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 [...]