Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Chinese Have Bought Out Ecuador’s Oil Sector

Peak Oil News: "China’s aggressive quest for foreign oil has reached a new milestone, according to records reviewed by Reuters: near monopoly control of crude exports from an OPEC nation, Ecuador."

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mexico City Metro ridership up 17% in one year

Increases by 17% the number of Metro users | News | Citizens Network: "According to information from the Metro Public Transport System, the Federal District and the Institute of Geography, UNAM, increased 17 percent in the number of users in just one year, from 4.5 to 5.3 million people daily, causing saturation in at least four lines."

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Must read: Stinging criticism of Jamaica's public transit system

We have been underdeveloped by taxis and minibuses and a febrile JUTC. We can afford a good system and would not need “little, little” systems for schools, nurses, civil servants, airport workers, etc.
Politics underdevelops public transport - Columns - " The impact on lifestyle, leisure, workers and students -- three to six hours on the road; no family time, growing alienation; and increasing vulnerability is acute. Roads are default but do not solve our transport woes. Developed nations' inter-generational transport projects give their kids a leg-up. UK commuter standards are high and "just-in-time travel plans" are normal. If the bus is five minutes late, you miss the train at the other end. PJ Patterson left a legacy of high volume roads, but commitment to roads is a boon to car makers and oil sellers."
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