Public Services

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The Deficit Made me do it
Chorney, Harold; Hotson, John; Seccareccia, Mario
Book
Exploring Your Neighbourhood
Scanlon, Tom
Book
1984
A guide for children to learn more about their neighbourhoods.
Free transit
Article
2013
A pamphlet which gathers together a number of essays on the struggle for public transit. It emerges especially out of the urban context of Toronto. But the essays speak also to the wider crisis of pub...
How People Get Power: Organizing Oppressed Communities for Action
Kahn, Si
Book
1970
A book about community organizing, written for organizers.
No Fares!: Time for a free ride on public transit
Article
2007
This series of articles in The Tyee takes a hard look at fare hikes and spending priorities by B.C.'s transit planners, as well as rising greenhouse emissions and pollution by the private automobile, ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017: Public Transit
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Public transit – good affordable public transit – is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
A Tale of Two Islands
Prashad, Vijay
Article
2017
A look at the two island nations of Cuba and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes; one is a poor socialist state and the other a territory of one of the richest countries in the worl...
Toronto Talks Transit with Herman Rosenfeld
Rosenfeld, Herman
Film/Video
2014
Herman Rosenfeld speaks about transit issues in Toronto, and the campaign for good affordable public transit
Transit Activism and the Urban Question in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Tonucci, João; Veloso, André; Kipfer, Stefan
Article
2016
The demand for free transit has been an important starting point of recent mobilizations in Brazil, notably those that shook the whole country in the summer of 2013. This interview with local activist...
Transit Irony: The More You Rely on It, the More They Cut
Winslow, Samantha
Article
2014
Transit ridership is at its highest since 1956, with 10.7 billion trips in 2013, according to the American Public Transportation Association. This is despite widespread cuts to bus and rail service --...