Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Congestion-plagued Whistler tried free transit, and says it took hundreds of cars off the road

Globalnews.ca: "The result was striking: a 52 per cent jump in ridership on free days — the equivalent of about 400 cars off the road, Wilhelm-Morden said.

The next year, Whistler doubled down, she said."

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Benefits of #freetransit for youth

Patrick Johnstone: "You may have heard TransLink is doing a Fare Review process. I wrote a bit about this a few months ago after attending a stakeholders meeting. The next phase of the process is meant to begin in the Fall according to the TransLink webpage, but I recently read a story that brought to mind one of my pet peeves about the transit fare system, and an idea that I think we need to adopt.

It is time we stop charging youth for using Transit."

Fare-free public transit in Vancouver?

Translink has been less than receptive to the idea of Fare Free Transit despite the economic advantages it offers and which have been proven around the world.  And since Climate Change is undeniable, that alone is reason enough.  Please see theTyee.ca series for more on that: https://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/07/05/NoFares1/

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Will energy companies pay for earthquake damage? [no, so it's subsidy]

Federal scientist has proof: fracking by Petronas-owned company caused a big B.C. earthquake | National Observer: "The largest earthquake yet detected in British Columbia’s northeastern shale gas region was conclusively caused by fracking from Progress Energy Inc. in August 2015, says a federal scientist whose study was published this month."