Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Transport operators call for national public transport policy

JamaicaObserver.com: "KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Taxi and bus operators are calling on government to implement a national public passenger transport policy to guide activities in the sector."

Monday, June 16, 2014

Biggest problem in Port-of-Spain? Cars.

Businessmen’s take: Parking problems paralysing PoS | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper: "In an interview with the T&T Guardian, Aboud said: “We wish to emphatically point out that the lack of parking is a more serious threat to the city of PoS than crime, cleanliness or vagrancy. “It remains one of the most formidable problems facing the capital city and it is not dramatic in any way to say the lack of parking combined with the ruthless towing of vehicles is strangling the city to death.”"

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!"

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Chile to invest $1 bn to improve Santiago public transport

GlobalPost: "Santiago, May 29 (EFE).- Chile's government plans to invest 548 billion pesos ($1 billion) to improve this capital's problem-plagued Transantiago public-transport system, President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday.

The program involves both "immediate and mid-term measures," including improvements to the 10 most problematic routes and increased bus coverage at night, she said."

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SIN MEJORA TRANSPORTE PÚBLICO A UN AÑO DEL AUMENTO A TARIFA

REPORTEROS EN MOVIMIENTO: "Integrantes del Movimiento Metrobus Toluca Ya! denuncian que a un año de haber aumentado la tarifa del transporte público no se ha cumplido ni la mitad de los  10 puntos que Eruviel Ávila Villegas, Gobernador del Estado, presentó para la mejora del mismo.

“… hablan y prometen y hasta hoy no se ha cumplido… ¿dónde están los avances y resultados de las propuestas de mejora?… hasta ahorita el
Gobierno del Estado tienen dos deudas con la ciudadanía, la inseguridad y el transporte público” *cuestionó Gabriel Peralta, miembro fundador de
Metrobus Toluca Ya!"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Por favor no piensen en los peatones



pedestre: "Los puentes peatonales no son peatonales, sino vehiculares. Su finalidad no es proteger ni favorecer la accesibilidad de las personas a pie, sino permitir el rápido desplazamiento de los vehículos que circulan bajo ellos a un mínimo costo. La principal razón de su popularidad es la facilidad con que pueden ser ofrecidos a -y comprados por- la opinión pública como infraestructura orientada a mejorar las condiciones de circulación de quienes caminan en la ciudad."