(310) Love your local bus!

Pentagon bus_tifIn his weekly column on TruthDig Chris Hedges shares findings regarding the privatization of public transit in the United States and also in Canada where it is approaching like a bus with a cracked frame, no brakes, and a driver who has fallen asleep because he has to do a hundred hours a week behind the wheel to get by.

The column was read with interest at this blog where public transit fills the view finder as a primary feature of suburban poverty.  A feature that is hardly addressed by corporate power and abuse.  And how else to describe the accidents, declining service, rising fares, poor wages, long hours and huge profits that are part of a picture of privatized, globally-owned, anti-union bus and transit systems?

Sweatshops on wheels

image: Pentagon-bound GMC bus in Washington, DC in the 1970s by YR Okamoto via Wikimedia Commons/NARA