Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Locations with #freepublictransit due to Corona Virus in Canada

Friday, March 20, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

People protest Winnipeg public transit cuts

“We’ve seen it in other cities in the United States where you have a small cut that leads to a decline in ridership which leads to another cut which leads to a further decline in ridership,” said Derek Koop, President of FTW, a local non-profit advocacy group. “You see it year after year until it becomes a service that no one wants to use.”

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Manitoba doubling down on subsidized car-culture

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Green Party of Canada supports #freepublictransit

Monday, March 2, 2020

Bus drivers forced to be fare police in Winnipeg

Winnipeg - People fight public transit cuts.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

#Freepublictransit in Canada - "movement is gathering momentum"

Cities across Canada are now petitioning for free public transit, and the movement is gathering momentum.
Free public transit — funded through taxation by the local or national government — does exist. Luxembourg is the first country in the world to make public transit free, and several European cities have similar systems in place.
Now, Canadian cities are moving to do the same.

Coming to Canada, free public transit

The idea of hopping on the subway without paying a single nickel might seem surreal for most Canadians, but free public transit may soon be a reality.
Canadian cities are already calling for public transit to be free, and there's good reason for it; funding transit through taxation would make it more accessible for low-income groups, shaping a world where everyone has equal access to jobs and services.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Demand for energy leads to physical and verbal abuse of First Nations people

“If First Nations people are so privileged, we wouldn’t have a massive housing crisis, boil water advisories and a lack of infrastructure. We welcome them to come into our communities and check out firsthand what our ‘privilege’ truly looks like.”

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Free buses rescue auto system during snowstorm

On January 24, 2020, the City of St. John’s announced a free ride period for Metrobus and GoBus following the State of Emergency. During the free ride period, which concluded on February 7, ridership for Metrobus was up 38%* over average ridership during the same period in 2019. 
“We are pleased to see that individuals took advantage of the free ride period and used public transit following the State of Emergency, which we hope also reflects a reduction of vehicles and pedestrians on our roads as the clean-up continued,” explained Councillor Ian Froude, Council lead for Public Works and Chair of the St. John’s Transportation Commission.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Canada - poor people stranded by car culture

As it stands, there are two commuting classes in Canada: drivers and everyone else. And throughout much of the country, the needs of drivers are prioritized. That not only harms our environment, but it also holds back the most marginalized citizens, who often can’t afford cars, from fully participating in our economy, politics and culture.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Want to tackle the climate crisis? Free public transit is a good start

Only a third of Canadians use sustainable transportation such as buses to commute to work. Fare-free transportation systems could increase the number of riders and help confront the climate crisis. An interview with John Di Nino, the president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Canada.