The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Canada has added its voice to discussions about fare-free transit in Canada. This is an important development in the fight for free transit. Read the ATU's piece, Free Public Transit in Canada" here. "ATU Canada advocates for fares to be affordable for all, and advocates for progress toward creating a … Continue reading Free Public Transit in Canada?
SNC-Lavalin’s Trillium Line extension plans failed to meet the minimum technical requirement not once, but twice. That the City could accept SNC-Lavalin’s flawed proposal is down to the use of a secret clause included in the Request for Proposals (RFP) contract which gave senior managers discretion to disregard technical requirements in favour of financial ones. … Continue reading Trillium Line Extension
Check out this new article by James Wilt in Briarpatch about international movements for free transit! "Free transit is about much more than transit: an end to austerity, a refusal of police power, and a demand for decommodified and universal public services. We simply can’t build the world we dream of until we confront ruling … Continue reading Free transit is just the beginning
During the week of February 4-10, Free Transit Ottawa challenged Ottawa’s City Councillors and Mayor to take the Transit Week Challenge. The idea was simple: To get the people who make decisions about public transit to experience the system firsthand.
Take a look at this great article from Michelle Perry in the Centre for Canadian Policy Alternatives January-February 2019 publicationCheck out the whole CCPA Monitor for this month FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT. It’s an idea dismissed as noble but unworkable in Canadian cities. Without fares, who would pay? Yet free transit is making inroads into our … Continue reading Is transit a right?