Paris Metro's cheaters say solidarity is the ticket.
Scofflaws who jump the turnstiles or enter through the exits of the Paris public transit system have formed mutuelles des fraudeurs
— insurance funds that pay the fine if they get caught.
Seattle bus riders rejoice! From the Univ. of WA comes One Bus Away
which answers the eternal public transit question "where the hell is my freaking bus??" With six flavors of awesome, you can get real-time bus arrival info. via phone
, an iPhone-optimized webpage
, or for those us still rocking the un-smart phones there's even a text-only webpage
--worldwide--from palatial to postmodern, folksy to brutalist (pee smells not included--and don't miss Tehran's
in a free market. Southern California
is being gripped by crippling strikes by transit workers
and grocery clerks
-- both over health care -- that has stranded thousands of mostly poor commuters across Los Angeles and is expected to sap millions from the local economy.
As a person who can't drive due to a visual disability, I am personally effected by the MTA transit strike (that is rumored may last several months). State employees are not allowed to strike. Shouldn't that also be the case for essential services, such as public transit?