transportation

Where there's public transportation, there's problems, policy and bureaucratic politics; mitigate road rage and commiserate with your fellow travelers.

  • Josh Romano
    Published 7 months ago
    Buses Were Always The Answer

    Buses Were Always The Answer

    Dear Mr. Wheeler,
  • Bang Ab
    Published 8 months ago
    Corona Virus Victims Soaring, Foreign Residents Start Leaving China

    Corona Virus Victims Soaring, Foreign Residents Start Leaving China

    A number of countries, Wednesday (01/29/2020), began to evacuate their citizens from the city of Wuhan, in Hubei Province, China which is the center of the corona virus outbreak.
  • SR James
    Published 3 years ago
    Arriva Northwest Strikes: Or, Why We All Hate Arriva Now

    Arriva Northwest Strikes: Or, Why We All Hate Arriva Now

    Here's a bit of background for anyone who's not in-the-know when it comes to the current Arriva Northwest strikes: Arriva drivers are on between £12-£14 p/h, far above the national minimum wage of £7.05 for under 24's, and £7.50 for those aged 25 and over - pretty decent wage, right? Unfortunately, the owner of Arriva, pan-European public transportation operator Deutsche Bahn has taken Arriva profits and given the owners a 20% pay rise, while giving the drivers of Arriva Northwest a 2% raise. This is hardly fair, but it's how almost every major corporation works - the little man gets screwed while the fat-cats in charge line their pockets. The drivers of Arriva Northwest had requested a 3% pay rise, and they haven't got it, so they're striking. They're also not happy that drivers in other areas that Arriva services are being paid more than them - also not fair.