Railway Workers Strike Amidst Wave Of Transportation Struggles

By Brunna Machado, WSWS. -

A strike by São Paulo railway workers last Thursday, July 15, shut down an important section of public transport in Brazil’s largest city over the demand for higher wages. More than 40 stations [...]

Demonstrations In Bloomington During 300-Mile ‘Walk For Licenses’

By Phyllis Cha, Indiana Daily Student. -

Undocumented immigrants, immigrants and allies of the community passed through Bloomington Thursday on day six of their seven-day, 300-mile “Walk for Licenses” through Indiana, according to a [...]

Here’s Where People Of Color Can’t Access Opportunity Without A Car

Even the most transit-rich cities in America are failing to connect people without cars — who tend to be disproportionately low-income or people of color — to job opportunities, a new analysis [...]

With Greyhound Gone, Let’s Replace It With A National Public Operator

By David Moscrop, Canadian Dimension. -

After serving Canadians with varying degrees of success for the better part of a century, Greyhound Canada has elected to cease serving them at all. On May 13, the intercity coach service ended [...]

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, [...]