Against Idiocy with Kafui Attoh

Against Idiocy with Kafui Attoh

A Marxist sounds off on the transportation dilemma. “Car dominance, public transit austerity, and the neoliberal political-economy within which both are embedded have fomented what Marx called idiocy, in its classical sense of privatized social isolation,” Dan writes...
Should Transit Be Free?

Should Transit Be Free?

This article reports on research about the effect on ridership of making transit free, and concludes that it isn’t always a good idea, and goes on to review other ways cities enhance and nourish their transit systems. A few tidbits: In Dunkirk, population 100,000,...

New York City Adopts Congestion Pricing

The congestion pricing deal deferred many of the difficult decisions — how much to charge drivers and who will receive exemptions — to the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and a new traffic mobility review board. Eighty percent of the revenue will be directed to...