Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

How NYC Taxi Drivers Took On Predatory Lenders And Won

Above Photo: A Person Attends A Protest By New York Taxi Drivers About Debt Relief In New York On Oct. 20, 2021. Carlo Allegri / Reuters File. After a two-week hunger strike and two months of sit-ins, dozens of taxi drivers in New York City hosted a long-awaited celebration outside City Hall on November 10. […]

Take This Job And Love It

Above Photo: Creative Commons Worker cooperatives offer an alternative to keeping power and profits in the hands of a few rich people. In the six years that Michael Ugwu has worked as an Uber driver in New York City, he’s seen a growing share of his earnings diverted into venture capitalists’ pockets. Uber and Lyft […]

Taxi Drivers Plan Hunger Strike For Debt Relief

Above Photo: Taxis parked in protest at New York City Hall. (RBLFMR / Shutterstock) A Group Of Protesters Hope The Action Will Force A New Plan From City Hall To Help Them Pay Off What They Owe On Medallion Loans. After 30 days of protesting outside City Hall, a group of New York City taxi medallion […]

Climate Activists Stage Protest At Airport Against Private Jet Emissions

Above Photo: The protesters have targeted Farnborough Airport in Hampshire (Extinction Rebellion/PA) Extinction Rebellion activists claim to have blocked all major entrances to a private airport in protest against emissions from private jets. As part of the protest, a stretched limousine has been parked at the gates to Farnborough Airport in Hampshire. ‘Stop Private Flights […]

Railway Workers Strike Amidst Wave Of Transportation Struggles

Above Photo: Military Police fire tear gas grenades at Francisco Morato station during rail strike. Diário da CPTM. A strike by São Paulo railway workers last Thursday, July 15, shut down an important section of public transport in Brazil’s largest city over the demand for higher wages. More than 40 stations and four railway lines […]

Demonstrations In Bloomington During 300-Mile ‘Walk For Licenses’

Demonstrations In Bloomington During 300-Mile ‘Walk For Licenses’ Above Photo: Phyllis Cha. The march in Bloomington Undocumented immigrants, immigrants and allies of the community passed through Bloomington Thursday on day six of their seven-day, 300-mile “Walk for Licenses” through Indiana, according to a press release from Cosecha Indiana. The goal of the walk, which started Saturday […]

New Study: School Streets Improve Air Quality

Above photo: The London borough of Merton is home to the highest proportion of schools on school streets. Wimbledon Guardian. New study finds that School Streets reduced nitrogen dioxide by up to 23 per cent during morning drop off. 81 per cent of parents and carers supported the measures at their children’s school and 18 […]

Trade Unionists And Ecologists Demand A Just Transition Towards Less Air Traffic

By Stay Grounded, Popular Resistance. February 11, 2021 Above photo: Christian Block/System Change not Climate Change. London/Vienna – Today, the UK trade union PCS and the global network Stay Grounded published together a paper entitled “A Rapid and Just Transition of Aviation – Shifting towards Climate-Just Mobility”. Tahir Latif, PCS Aviation Group President, says: “This paper […]

New Paris Car Sharing, Autolib’, Expands and is a Success

Paris’ Autolib started up last year and it’s a big success now.

Radio Caller Blames Collisions With Deer on ‘Deer Crossing’ Signs

““My frustration is that, Minnesota and North Dakota Departments of Transportation would allow these deer crossing in such high traffic areas.”

Electric Car Battery Manufacturer A123 Systems Files for Bankruptcy, But…

A123 Systems, the electric car battery maker that has GM and Fisker as customers and which received a $249 million federal grant, has just filed for bankruptcy and said it would sell its assets to Johnson Controls.

The Lies Carmakers Told About Fuel Economy…

It wasn’t so long ago – back in the early 2000s – that the mere suggestion of increasing fuel economy standards sent automakers in a frenzy.

Cool Bike Cinema Draws Attention to Vacant Lots in Madrid

Spanish collective Basurama built a movable cinema mounted on a bike and used it to expose empty spots which could be turned into public spaces temporarily.

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