Monday, March 9, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
@PDX_NAACP Summit for Climate Justice in Black & Brown Communities moderated by @JoAnnPDX— Sarah Iannarone (she/her) (@sarahforpdx) February 20, 2020
Uplifting conversation about centering voices from the margins, building power through organizing, sources of hope, and a just transition 💕✊🌎 #GreenNewDeal #FarelessTransit #UpWithRiders pic.twitter.com/4r48pvZAfI
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Too many are stuck with car ownership w/up to a third or more of income going to total cost of ownership. People don't want car ownership; they want reliable transit. Corps profit on car enslavement. #FreePublicTransit #GND #StrugglingClass Photo by Anthony from Pexels pic.twitter.com/qOc1Od5mez— Albert Lee For Congress 🌹 (@AlbertLee2020) February 6, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Sunday, January 12, 2020
In light of the Governor’s letter, No More Freeways continues to demand that ODOT conduct a rigorous Environmental Impact Statement that could clarify whether ODOT is telling the truth in their claims that the Rose Quarter Freeway Expansion would somehow be the first in America that reduced traffic congestion, lowered carbon emissions or improved air pollution. Our independent analysis of ODOT’s traffic projections revealed numerous, easily-challenged assumptions and discrepancies with significant implications to the project’s public health and climate considerations. The public deserves nothing short of full accountability, transparency and honest assessment of these impacts for a proposed half billion dollar investment in fossil-fuel infrastructure on the dawn of our hastily arriving climate emergency.https://nomorefreewayspdx.com/2020/01/07/800-million-frickin-dollars/
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
CLATSOP COUNTY — Beginning this month, all K-12 students in Clatsop County will have access to free public transportation, helping them get to school and back, as well as to extracurricular activities. The initiative launches as communities across Oregon are working together to address barriers that students face in getting to school.https://www.myoregon.gov/2020/01/07/free-public-transportation-will-help-students-get-to-school/
Friday, January 3, 2020
Other medium-sized transit agencies have pioneered the fareless route. Corvallis Transit System was previously the largest transit agency in the Pacific Northwest to eliminate fare collection systemwide when it made the change in 2011. In its first year of fareless operation, Corvallis bus system ridership increased nearly 38%, according to the city government.
The buses in Missoula, Bozeman and on Whidbey and Camano Islands, Washington, are also fareless. Island Transit relies on a dedicated county sales tax to pay for fare-free bus service. In Corvallis, the city council approved a monthly surcharge on all utility bills to pay for fareless bus service.
Mason Transit is fare-free within Mason County, but charges fares for out-of-county routes to places such as Brinnon, Bremerton and Olympia. North Idaho is home to a trio of small transit systems where all fixed routes are free to ride, namely Coeur d'Alene-based Citylink, SPOT Transit in Sandpoint and McCall Transit.