In any just society, freedom of association, to freely move about, of access to trustworthy information, communication, power, and transportation are essential to survival are not a privilege, but the unavoidable cost of a functional democracy, and the inarguable human right to thriving and generational prosperity. ― Muirén Ní Sídach
The JetBlue–Spirit merger is about to make flying even worse. Four airlines already control 82% of the U.S. market. If JetBlue is allowed to buy up one of the few low-cost airlines, it will cut flights and hike prices industry-wide. Aviation expert William McGee from the American Economic Liberties Project spoke with our producer Paula Pecorella about the looming merger and why flying keeps getting more hellish. It wasn’t always this bad. Decades ago, flight delays were rare, and planes had gourmet food and spiral staircases. Then deregulation happened.
Full Title: Defining a Mobility Justice Research Agenda for Transportation Equity in California Speaker:Adonia E. Lugo, PhD, Equity Research Manager, UCLA Abstract: In 2017, the Untokening collective released the “1.0 Principles of Mobility Justice” and created a conversation around mobility justice in transportation planning practice. Lugo, the lead author of the principles, will comment on her work to define a research agenda rooted in mobility justice to advance transportation equity within the UC Institute of Transportation Studies system.
Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance (Scribd/Print/Kindle/Audible) By Adonia E. Lugo, PhD • Equity Research Manager at the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies and a core organizer of The Untokening, and in May 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed her to the California Transportation Commission.
Long-haul Truckers are crucial to the American economy and value their independence, but are facing increased digital surveillance through mandatory digital monitors. These devices track their location and behaviours, leading to new forms of managerial and legal control. Karen Levy’s book Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance offers insight into this changing industry and raises questions about technology’s impact on work and privacy. The book highlights the challenges and resistance faced by truckers in this new reality. It contributes to discussions about protecting public interests and human dignity in the digital age.