Posts tagged with 'transit strikes'
Disruptions in London Lead to Alternative Commutes
Disruptions in London Lead to Alternative Commutes
London’s Tube workers, including 10,000 subway drivers, station workers and engineers, are on strike as Transport for London (TfL) prepares to lay off 800 of 19,000 London Underground staff. Most of the cut positions are those of ticket office staff ...
A Day Without Metro in Madrid
A Day Without Metro in Madrid
Ever wonder what a day without Metro would feel like? Today, Madrileños found out. Lately we’ve talked a lot about U.S. transit agencies’ budget crises. But events in Madrid today are eye opening, showing how transit agencies around the world are ...
A Day Without Auto Rickshaws: Inconvenience, Intimidation and Corruption
A Day Without Auto Rickshaws: Inconvenience, Intimidation and Corruption
An estimated 55,000 auto rickshaw drivers went on strike in Delhi last week, complicating commutes by putting extra pressure on other modes of public transit. The strike was led by auto rickshaw drivers’ unions, which demanded a fare increase and ...
Bus Strikes Paralyze Bogotá – and Show Transit’s Importance
Bus Strikes Paralyze Bogotá – and Show Transit’s Importance
Bogotanos are suffering through their fifth straight day of bus strikes.  About 16,000 owners of traditional buses (i.e. not the vehicles from bus rapid transit system, Transmilenio) went on strike Monday at the urging of their union, the Association of ...