Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017
Public Transit

Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
http://www.connexions.org/Media/CXNL-2017-03-18.htm

Publisher:  Connexions
Date Written:  18/03/2017
Year Published:  2017  
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Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX20488

Public transit – good affordable public transit – is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many of these struggles is the idea that transit should be free, that is, paid for not by fares, but out of general revenues. This is how roads are normally funded: their construction and maintenance are paid for by taxes, rarely by user fees. Free public transit by itself would not be enough, however. We also need good transit, transit that runs frequently and goes where people want to go.

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Table of Contents:

Public Transit

Free transit
Ecosocialism and the fight for free public transit
Transit Activism and the Urban Question in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
No Fares!
How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Trump
Beyond Banksters: Book Review
Website of the Week: Zero-Fare Canada
Book of the Week: Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
Video of the Week: Toronto Talks Transit with Herman Rosenfeld
Organizing: A Race Struggle, a Class Struggle, A Women's Struggle All at Once
People’s History: Images of the Vietnam War from the winning side
From the Archives: The CIA Reads French Theory

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