Friday, January 23, 2015

Sao Paolo fare hike will raise #publictransit to 19% of minimum wage pay

In These Times : "The minimum wage in Brazil was recently raised to 724 reals a month ($268.21 US). With the fare increase, public transportation commutes will now eat up 19% of a minimum wage earner’s monthly pay."

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Brazil government spends 12 times as much on cars as #publictransit

passapalavra : "Despite constant speeches about the prioritization of public transport, the allocation of public resources demonstrates the continuity of investment for the movement of cars. According to a recent survey by the Applied Economic Research Institute (IPEA), each dollar invested in public transportation, twelve are invested in individual transport. The different levels of government directly fund the production of an exclusive urban mobility, focusing on automobile culture at the expense of recovery of public transport."

Monday, November 17, 2014

Economic Reasons for free public transport

TarifaZero.org: "The creation of a system of universal free public transport in capitalism sounds like an unattainable fantasy. Such a system, at first glance, it would be economically inefficient, in that state would burden too much.

But from an economic standpoint, creating a system of free public transport is advantageous to the State. A society that relies on private automobiles as the main means of transport has high social and ecological costs. We need to take these costs into account in calculating the efficiency of any transport system."


Friday, November 7, 2014

Tarifa Zero BH runs its own free bus to promote free public transport

Tarifa Zero BH: "E a nossa busona já cumpriu a primeira parte da viagem e chegou até a praça da prefeitura de Contagem!

Muita gente subiu e desceu no trajeto, trocando experiência da luta cotidiana por um transporte transporte público, gratuito e de qualidade!

Daqui a pouco vamos fazer a volta para BH, levando quem quiser curtir a noite da cidade."