Wednesday, January 15, 2020

#freetransit is Edmonton's future

Harassing transit users at -35C

Free Transit Edmonton -- now on Twitter

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Free Transit Edmonton campaign, launching early 2020.

We’d never be expected to write a firefighter a cheque before they put out a burning building. Why is public transit any different? As organizers for Free Transit Edmonton, we have a vision for a resilient, more connected city. We see free public transit as a way to address inequality, and climate change in a way that benefits all Edmontonians.
https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-make-transit-free-for-the-sake-of-our-climate-and-community? 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

No money for transit, but $30 million for oil trolls

After deep budget cuts to health, education and more, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s “War Room” has been launched with a budget of $30 million annually, to improve the reputation of Alberta’s oil companies.
The stated aim of the Canadian Energy Centre is to combat anti-oil “narratives” with a “rapid-response” unit, an information unit to “help the province take control of its energy story” and a “data and research unit”
https://pressprogress.ca/kenneys-war-room-spending-about-equal-to-funds-cut-from-calgary-schools/ 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Canmore, Alberta, to charge for downtown parking and apply it to #freepublictransit

"Parking has never been free. It's always been a cost that has been borne by the local taxpayer: the cost of providing that infrastructure and maintaining it," he said. "With paid parking and those paid parking revenues going toward our transit fares, our visitors are helping to pay for those costs, rather than 100 per cent of them coming from local residents."
The money is earmarked for Canmore's local transit service, Roam, which is fare-free.

Borrowman hopes the parking fees might alleviate congestion — which has been an increasing problem in the Bow Valley.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/canmore-parking-1.5388552