Saturday, September 21, 2019

"Make all public transit free"

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Oil trolls in Seattle trying to make riding #publictransit uncomfortable, scaring students.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Letters: Use tolls to make public transportation free

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. 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Salt Lake mayoral candidate calls for fare-free #publictransit

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.

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Seattle city council candidate calls for #freetransit