Thursday, September 11, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

More buses now in Lima, Peru

Fox News Latino: "Beginning Monday, 125 buses are running on Tacna, Garcilaso de la Vega and Arequipa avenues between Lima's historic center and the Miraflores district, replacing some 4,500 vans known as "combis.""

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."