Thursday, August 20, 2015

C-Tran to offer low-income student pass

The Columbian: "A limited number of low-income students in Clark County will receive free bus passes this school year under a pilot program approved Tuesday by the C-Tran Board of Directors."

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Earth's Battery Is Running Low

The Tyee: "The Earth is like a dying cell phone at an airport, says Schramski, but with no rechargeable plug in sight."

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Stephen Harper “behind” No campaign in transit referendum, SFU prof says

Georgia Straight : "According to Gutstein, there is a “very direct link” between Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office and the no-vote campaign to be run by Marshall in Metro Vancouver’s transit referendum this spring."

Sunday, January 4, 2015

We are giving up lives for cars

Here’s How Much Safer Transit Is Compared to Driving | Streetsblog USA: "Looking at traffic fatalities per mile traveled in the U.S., analyst Todd Litman found that riding commuter or intercity rail is about 20 times safer than driving; riding metro or light rail is about 30 times safer; and riding the bus is about 60 times safer. Factoring in pedestrians and cyclists killed in crashes with vehicles, the effect is smaller but still dramatic: the fatality rate associated with car travel is more than twice as high as the rate associate with transit. Litman’s study was recently published in the Journal of Public Transportation [PDF]."