Public transit budgets deserve better than farebox recovery revenue.
Exploring the structural, organizational and systemic barriers to equitable public transit service, using the Thunder Bay system as a case study.
Kern sat down with the Monitor and CCPA National Office Senior Researcher, Katherine Scott to talk about her research and building more equitable, accessible cities.
Para Transpo assumes that para riders’ time is not valuable, that they have few important obligations and that their lives should be limited due to mobility and accessibility needs.
Electric vehicles have emerged as the poster child of the zero-carbon economy. If we could only manage to replace all our internal combustion engines with batteries, it seems, we’d be well on our way to a greener world. But is achieving net-zero emissions really that straightforward? And is a society and economy dependent on personal vehicles—zero-emission though they may be—actually the future we aspire to?
I remember the excitement I felt when Ottawa’s long-awaited light rail train finally opened to the public. But what it promised and what it delivered turned out to be two very different realities. Why did this happen, and what does this mean for the future of Ottawa’s transit?
Have you taken the bus recently? Your answer says a lot about where you live, your income and more.
Convenient, accessible public transit isn’t a nice-to-have for cities. It’s an essential part of urban life and can’t be left to wither.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, part of China's BELT and Road Initiative, has met fierce resistance in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Here, CPEC is seen as unlawful occupation of Baloch land that contravenes international human rights law.
One solution to the transit death spiral is to make transit free for riders and find alternative funding. In the past decade, at least six towns in Canada have made public transit free on local routes, including three in Alberta.
John Di Nino (he/him) is the National President of ATU Canada, the country's largest transit union consisting of over 34,000 members. A transit mechanic by trade, John has been president since 2018 and involved in the labour movement for the past three decades. Follow ATU Canada on twitter at @atu_canada.
Shelagh Pizey-Allen (she/her) is the Executive Director of TTCriders (@TTCriders), a membership-based group of transit users in Toronto. TTCriders participates in the pan-Canadian Keep Transit Moving Coalition, which campaigns for the federal provision of transit operations funding.
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