Monday, October 20, 2014

Great Illustration: why Salem's crippled, part-time transit system is a justice issue

Although piece below is from Portland, the writer's misery is daily life for plenty of people in Salem, who are prisoners of debt because we have built a city that systematically punishes the poor and forces them further into debt just to get around.

Comfortable people with jobs and credit cards can weather the mishaps; for poor people, the lack of a seven-day, all-day transit system that supports full participation in work, education and the chores of daily life is a hugely regressive tax.

Joseph Rose's Sunday Drive: My terribly, horribly, unbelievably expensive week of commuting in Portland
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"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

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