Friday, September 20, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Just abolish fare.— Laura Goodfellow 🚌🏃🏼♀️ (@transitrunner) September 4, 2019
Instead of encouraging use of a safe & sustainable mode (transit), we've set up an elaborate, complex payment system that results in routine harassment of many riders and punishment of those who can't pay or make a mistake. https://t.co/ECYQWcsuYp
Monday, September 2, 2019
Portland screams about traffic, environmental impact and gentrification, however the chosen methods to mitigate these negative outcomes seem to maintain the status quo (inequality) rather than introducing something progressive like free public transport.
I own a car and pay relatively high rent. I cannot afford to buy public transportation tickets, too, so I do not ride public transportation. If it was free, I'd be using it.https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/10-opinion/436312-347353-letters-use-tolls-to-make-public-transportation-free
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Jim Dabakis, a candidate for the mayoralty of Salt Lake City, is currently leading the polls - thanks in no small part to his promise to do away with fees for public transport. A recent poll by the Salt Lake City tribune found that residents of the city favour the idea by a ratio of three to one.https://www.joe.ie/life-style/us-city-size-dublin-verge-making-public-transport-free-677794
The move is designed to decrease carbon emissions by incentivising the public from using private cars. Dabakis has argued that the money lost from fares could be offset by money saved on improving public roads.
The city has already trialled free transit days, a move which saw a footfall increase of 16% on those days.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Please join us this Friday, March 22 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Seattle City Hall to demand @SeattleCouncil pass a local #GreenNewDeal resolution.— Joe Mangan🌹 (@DailyLeftist) March 20, 2019
Our resolution calls for: free public transportation, publicly-owned affordable housing, & divestment from @PSETalk#FridaysForFuture pic.twitter.com/53OcdDd0EI
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Counterproposal: We make transit free.— 🌹Shaun Scott for District 4🌹 (@ElectScott2019) December 20, 2018
Not just during the “period of maximum constraint.”
Not just for seniors and youths.
But for everyone. Forever.
Is Seattle a leading city on climate justice, or just interested in a “Green” rebrand for earth-killing capitalists? https://t.co/uD5aod6mdC