Nice! More buses to get LA’s workers to work and jobs building the buses themselves, which are also up-to-date low emissions models.
LA Metro bus project to lift up disadvantaged workers
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Scavenging is one of the oldest continuous forms of industry found in human settlements. Never romanticized,
it nonetheless seems to be always with us. The value of aluminium cans and other recyclables travels up and down much like that of say oil. When the price is good scavengers get busy creating a commodity from rejected material and earn some minor income for themselves. Spend any time in a built-up area and you eventually spot scavengers. That bastion of high priced housing and advanced technology, San Francisco, is no exception. Lately, though, the cities network of businesses where pop cans and such are redeemed has begun to thin out. This is tough on the scavengers.
Collecting cans to survive: a ‘dark future’ as California recycling centers vanish. Poor and homeless San Franciscans rely on income earned by trading cans for cash, but their subsistence is under threat as hundreds of centers close down
(128) Scrapping the suburbs
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1, 2, 3… WHAT AN A**HOLE!
You really gotta read this.
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Once-industrialized areas of San Francisco that were home to a blue collar middle class continue to move into suburban poverty.
As Bay Area poverty shifts from cities to suburbia, services lag
Perhaps if a jurisdiction hasn’t got tens of millions for transit infrastructure it could still come up with funding for something like this: a car-sharing service accessible to lower income working people. Why not mix such a thing into a broad mobility strategy, even as an interim step?
LA’s bold plan to bring car-share to the poor. A new electric vehicle pilot would provide access and savings to those who need it most
See also: (487) Ridin’ poor no more
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Asthma appears to, at least in part, owe some of its increased presence in the suburbs to poverty.
Researchers debunk the idea that asthma is more common in inner cities