Tagged With: transit

Why defunding a mismanaged system is wrong

  So whether or not you believe that transit is too expensive or should be free, the story of the group in Stockholm using collective fare dodging as a way to save money and inspire change is an interesting one. (On a different note, why is this acceptable and not, say, people creating collectives based … Continue reading »

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Should transit be free?

  It’s a drag to have to pay for public transit, right? I know the feeling. As a teenager, I could certainly have put that money to different uses. When I first went to Europe and discovered transit systems that operated on the “honor system”, my friend and I “honorarily” gave ourselves free rides. I … Continue reading »

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Why would anyone want to take public transportation if they didn’t have to?

  A reader commented over on the discussion of the changes on Division St. in my neighborhood of Portland, OR: “Why would anyone want to take public transportation if they didn’t have to?” Now, it’s not possible to tell if this was just meant to be incendiary, but even if so, I feel like it’s a question that’s certainly … Continue reading »

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The joys of not driving to work

  At around 5PM each day, I look out the window of my office building. Across the street is a parking garage, one of those brutally functional structures whose slanted sides always brings to mind Donkey Kong. What I see is an endless row of headlights, unmoving, all trying to leave the garage and, presumably, … Continue reading »

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Greedy Lying Bastards, or how not to make a difference

  I had the pleasure of seeing Greedy Lying Bastards recently, the new documentary from local filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh about the climate change denial industry. I knew with a name like “Greedy Lying Bastards” that it wasn’t likely to be an even-handed, balanced treatment of the subject matter (and so it proved), but as I … Continue reading »

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