Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sao Paulo - people organize their own #freetransit

Timeline Photos - Free Pass Sao Paulo: "Today the residents of the southern tip of Sao Paulo showed that, with unity and struggle, we can transform our lives. Tired of walking and one year after being rolled by the government, the community decided to organize for itself an autonomous and free BUSA"

Monday, March 31, 2014

Brazil to waste billions on subways | [No money for zero tariff?] Government invests $ 143 billion for urban mobility: "Rousseff stressed that were built or are being built in their subways government in nine Brazilian cities: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife, Fortaleza, Brasilia, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte. "Only to the subway, the federal government is putting £ 33 billion in investments. Other R $ 15.5 billion is the counterpart of the states and municipalities. And in addition to these resources, private companies are also involved in investments. ""

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time to promote public transport

Arab News: "We need to urgently rethink our public transportation systems and come up with new solutions. Throwing more cars onto our already congested motorways is certainly not the way to go."

Friday, March 28, 2014

Promises, promises, but nothing getting better in Brazil

Reuters: "Though she lives deep in a metropolitan area of 11 million people, her water supply often gets disrupted. Public transport is so far away she still relies on costly, unlicensed van operators. As for the promise of nearby schools and health services, she will believe it when she sees it."

Monday, March 17, 2014

Urban planner calls for #freetransit

Fare-Free New Zealand: "Developing a free bus rapid transit (BRT) service is one way of accomplishing long-term sustainable urban mobility solutions, civil engineer Roberto Ghidini told BNamericas."

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tarifa Zero BH - Let's reduce pollution with #freetransit - like Paris

Tarifa Zero BH: "Today, more than 4,000 people die every year in SP victims of pollution emitted by cars. We have always contended that the gratuity of the transport drastically reduces this pollution.

And behold, the week Paris reaches its highest levels of pollution, the solution given by the Government is Zero Fare next weekend! But Tarifa Zero need no longer be an emergency measure and be seen as a public policy in search of a healthier city. Let's build together! (Translated by Bing)"