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Public transportation news and analysis from The Nation
August 5, 2021
America Faces Cascading Crises. Democrats Must Act.
Any serious effort to alleviate the real problems facing Americans will depend on progressives’ corralling Democratic unity.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 1, 2020
Transit Is a Social Justice Issue in the 2020 Election
Too few candidates talk about the necessity of investing in transit options for working people. But Maya Rockeymoore Cummings does.
April 9, 2020
New York’s Transit Workers Keep Getting Sick
Covid-19 has turned public transit into a nightmare for commuters and employees alike.
April 3, 2020
‘We Will Not Sit Back and Let Transit Workers Be Treated Like Cannon Fodder’
As the death toll mounts, unions representing transit workers in major cities demand protective gear.
November 27, 2019
New York City Joins the Global Insurrection Against Neoliberalism and Repression
Organizers are connecting protests against austerity and police brutality in the New York City subway to the growing resistance in the Global South.
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January 29, 2019
In an Unequal America, Getting to Work Can Be Hell
Welcome to the world of transit deserts and extreme commutes, where your income can determine if and how you reach your job.
Joseph P. Williams
December 6, 2018
The Best Strategy for the House Dems? Fight for Major Reforms.
Sure, the Senate will block them. But pushing things like a Green New Deal and Medicare for All will energize grassroots activists and supercharge the coming presidential primary.
Robert L. Borosage
February 13, 2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is to Spend Less on Infrastructure
The administration’s plan is to spend money with one hand, and take it away with the other.
February 6, 2018
Another Trump Failure: Infrastructure
The president’s latest proposal does nothing to change the fact that he has failed to deliver on the American people’s top priority.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
December 20, 2017
The Amtrak Tragedy Has Roots in the Swamp
Lack of regulatory will leaves three passengers dead and a rail-safety system years behind schedule.