Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“Tarifa não precisa pagar custo de transporte”

Passa Palavra: "Trinta e sete milhões de brasileiros sem acesso ao transporte coletivo, segundo o Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Ipea), por conta dos preços das tarifas; incentivos do governo federal à produção de automóveis, contribuindo para o aumento dos congestionamentos nas grandes cidades do país e, consequentemente, ampliando a crise de mobilidade urbana e as restrições ao direito de ir e vir. Na contramão deste cenário, uma decisão tomada pelo Comitê de Mobilidade do Conselho das Cidades (ConCidades, Ministério das Cidades) pode abrir caminho para uma política voltada ao benefício do transporte público: a tarifa zero. Esse é o entendimento de Paulo Cesar Marques da Silva, professor da UnB na área de transportes do Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Ambiental. Trata-se do entendimento de que o custo do sistema de transporte não precisa ser pago pela tarifa cobrada dos usuários. Para Paulo Cesar, “o transporte é um serviço público e, como tal, não deve ser financiado por seus usuários diretos”."

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Turnstiles opened by strike in Curitiba

Free Pass Sao Paulo: " "Today, June 26 days free of Curitiba woke turnstiles, not for this initiative of our city government, much less the business, after all could ever be. Today through the struggle of workers transport the population of Curitiba can experience the Zero Rate. Today is eminent that the Zero rate may exist, it is not for the grace of . above, but the struggle of low This initiative on the part of workers, falls in movements that are due to non-compliance with agreements by businesses and disrespect the fundamental rights of workers, such as: the right to a bathroom (workers demand chemical bath tube stations), not to get cold in winter (improvement in uniform for the winter), not be exposed to high temperatures (50 º in the tubes in the summer) and most do not have to pay for the losses of the company (when stolen the collective bargaining and tube stations who are paid workers). [...] " Zero Rate now! Plucked from the pockets of bosses! Only with the alliance between workers and users we build a new transport, decent and free! FOR A LIFE WITHOUT RATCHETS!"

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Study shows transport inequality in Brazil

The Workers’ Party of Brazil Has Gone Full Thatcher!: "“Another survey conducted by the Institute of Information and Development in Transportation and the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômia Aplicada identified problems of urban mobility for low-income populations in four Brazilian metropolitan regions, including São Paulo. It showed that people with family incomes up to three times the minimum wage are deprived of access to collective public transport because of the high prices and infrequency of services as well as the difficulty to physically reach distant stations. It also showed that low levels of mobility for leisure activities during weekends are partly due to the prohibitive total cost to transport a family, but also because the scarcity of public transport is even worse on weekends.”"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brazil: Free public transport-protests against the World Cup

Free public transport: "The protests in Brazil are kicking in again, at the same time as the much-disputed football World Cup takes place. The cup claims billions, and activists want social infrastructure, reforms like free pulic transportation and an end to corruption.

On the 19th of June, Movimento Passe Livre (The Free Pass-movement) will arrange protests in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo  and Natal.

The authorities are trying to criminalize protesters, and global support may shift the focus to the protesters demands. In Stockholm, a solidarity demonstration will also be held on the 19th and marsch to the Brazilian Embassy.

Tarifa Zero jà!"