Our problem is not just that oil prices that are too low. Prices are too low for practically every type of energy producer, and in many parts of the globe.https://ourfiniteworld.com/2019/09/12/our-energy-and-debt-predicament-in-2019/
The world economy seems to be running out of truly productive uses for debt. There are investments available, but the rate of return is very low. The lack of investments with adequate return is a significant part of what is preventing the economy from being able to support higher interest rates.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
The city of Dunkirk in northern France launched a revamped bus system last year with a twist – it’s completely free. A new study shows that the programme is not only revitalising the city center but also helping the environment.https://www.france24.com/en/20190831-france-dunkirk-free-transportation-bus-success-climate-cities
Saturday, September 7, 2019
People have fought for 100 years for better public transit.
It has only gotten worse relative to need, and in some places absolutely worse.
The idea of fare-free is to force the issue. It will show that people want public transit, because ridership will go up. Then we will have the constituency to fix and expand.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
On the #FirstDayOfSchool, the light rail fare enforcement is out in force busting high school students—before they get to school & get their ORCA cards that will allow them to travel to school for free.— Jesse Hagopian (@JessedHagopian) September 4, 2019
Stop making barriers to our youth’s education! pic.twitter.com/VygXW2MrXj
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Since the introduction of free public transport in Tartu County last July, the number of bus passengers on county routes has seen significant growth, regional Tartu Postimees reports.https://news.err.ee/973636/free-public-transport-in-tartu-county-sees-ridership-soar
A total of 131,269 passengers used the free regional bus service in July 2018, up 35.2 percent on year from 97,083 in July 2017, Tartu County Public Transport Centre management board member Tõnis Piir said. This July, the number of passengers using the county's free transport totaled 153,049, indicating a further 16.6 percent growth on year in ridership.
Robbie Makinen, CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, has more important matters to discuss than his inability to see. Ask about his vision loss, and he'll redirect the conversation.
Yes, he said, he woke up completely blind one morning in 2013, but, "let’s talk about free transit."https://www.kcur.org/post/head-kansas-citys-bus-system-lost-his-sight-has-clear-vision-free-public-transit#stream/0
Salt Lake City may soon become the first major American city with free public transit, as voters and mayoral candidates get behind the idea 0f eliminating fares as a way of attacking rampant air pollution.https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/08/08/salt-lake-city-may-create-free-fare-transit/