Public Transportation

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The ABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know
Magdoff, Fred; Yates, Michael D.
Book
2009
Rich, powerful people created the economic crisis of 2008-09, while hundreds of millions of working people suffer the consequences -- lost homes, lost jobs, rising insecurity, and falling living stand...
Bus Driver
Dominique Basi (Director)
Film/Video
2009
Follows Karnel Basi, a public transit driver in South Vancouver, along his regular route through the downtown east side to the heart of the city and back again. Along the way he picks up a variety of ...
The City and Radical Social Change
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
Book
1982
A collection of essays dealing with the dynamics of the new forces for social change in our urban milieu, discussing how new ideas are contributing to an urban insurgency which could lead to a new cit...
Corporations Undermined Public Transportation
Engler, Yves
Article
2015
Over the past eighteen months two of the world's largest automakers have been found responsible for deadly conspiracies. But, recent revelations can’t compete with the industry's previous scandals.
Ecosocialism and the fight for free public transit
Kipfer, Stefan
Article
2012
Mass transportation is intimately tied not only to the physical form of cities, but to the deeper social structures of imperial capitalism. A campaign for free public transit can be an important part ...
Fare-Free Public Transit Could Be Headed to a City Near You
Olsen, Dave
Article
2007
It's time to give people a free ride on public transit. And here's proof it works.
Free transit
Article
2013
A pamphlet which gathers together a number of essays on the struggle for public transit. It emerges especially out of the urban context of Toronto. But the essays speak also to the wider crisis of pub...
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits: Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
Book
1996
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
The Los Angeles Bus Riders Union
Miller, Scott
Article
1997
The Bus Riders Union began as an outgrowth of the Labor/Community Strategy Center's "Equity in Transportation Project," a policy analysis group which to study the transportation problems of the urban ...
No Fares!: Time for a free ride on public transit
Article
2007
This series of articles in The Tyee takes a hard look at fare hikes and spending priorities by B.C.'s transit planners, as well as rising greenhouse emissions and pollution by the private automobile, ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
A Race Struggle, a Class Struggle, A Women's Struggle All at Once
Mann, Eric
Article
2001
In Los Angeles, the Labor/Community Strategy Center is carrying out a difficult Left experiment in the age of the omnipresent Right. The center is an explicitly anti-racist, anti-corporate, and anti-i...
Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
Grescoe, Taras
Book
2012
A discussion of the major modern urban transport systems of the world.
The Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Duany, Andres; Plater-Zyberk; Elizabeth, Speck, Jeff
Book
2000
The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually support...
Toronto Talks Transit with Herman Rosenfeld
Rosenfeld, Herman
Film/Video
2014
Herman Rosenfeld speaks about transit issues in Toronto, and the campaign for good affordable public transit
Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and their Governments
Roseland, Mark
Book
1992
The way our urban communities develop will largely determine our success or failure in overcoming environmental challenges and achieving sustainable development. Toward Sustainable Communities offer p...
Towns for People
Worpole, Ken
Book
1992
Examines the pressures, lifestyle changes, and social factors that contributed to the decline in urban public life in the late 20th century.
Transit Activism and the Urban Question in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Tonucci, João; Veloso, André; Kipfer, Stefan
Article
2016
The demand for free transit has been an important starting point of recent mobilizations in Brazil, notably those that shook the whole country in the summer of 2013. This interview with local activist...
What would Rosa Parks do today?
Hanley, Lawrence J.
Article
2016
If Rosa Parks was taking action against transit racism today, she likely wouldn’t talk about segregated seating. Instead, she would be calling attention to disappearing service and unaffordable fares ...