A super-sized episode about free transit: what it means, how to do it, where it’s been tried, and its successful implementation in Kansas City, Missouri. Guests: Jason Prince (urban planner & co-editor, Free Public Transit), Matt Staub (Kansas City transit advocate), Robbie Makinen (president & CEO, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority)
We tackle the thorny issue of TTC fare enforcement: its recent origins, why we don’t like it, and what the TTC should be doing instead of fixating on fare evasion. Adriel Smiley shares his Transit Story of being fare inspected at Spadina subway station.
A look back at the U.S. anti-racism protests in May-June 2020, and the unprecedented transit shutdowns in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and Minneapolis. Part 2 of 2: Miami and Minneapolis. Guests: Laurie Scop (Miami transit rider) & Adam Burch (Minneapolis Metro Transit bus driver)
A look back at the U.S. anti-racism protests in May-June 2020, and the unprecedented transit shutdowns in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and Minneapolis. Part 1 of 2: New York City and Los Angeles. Guests: Terry Nguyen (Vox Media) & Laura Nelson (Los Angeles Times)
A feature episode on the city of Brampton, Ontario, a car-centric suburb that’s achieving and sustaining impressive ridership growth through its “Transit First” approach to planning, operations, and policy.
Guests: Sean Marshall, urban geographer; Alex Milojevic, General Manager of Brampton Transit; Mayor Patrick Brown, City of Brampton.