What is transit equity? Our county is currently sitting on an alternative transportation precipice, Will we be moving people into a clean energy future that is available to all county residents, or continue the downward spiraling of widening highways and building an infrastructure that is captive to the single occupancy vehicle, which big oil and Detroit car-makers saddled the American people with so many years ago?
It’s the beginning of Black History month, 2022 and this week on “Talk of the Bay” we discuss the issue of transportation equity and how to bring Santa Cruz county more in line with a carbon-free future that supports and nourishes a transit system that move peoples and not fossil fuel profits. Lani Faulkner from Equity Transit and Michael Wool of Coast Connect are organizing a march and rally for this Thursday, Feb. 4th in Santa Cruz. They will be will be among Chris Krohn’s transportation activist guests this week on KSQD’s Talk of the Bay, Tuesday at 5pm.
Ronnie D. Lipschutz is Emeritus Professor of Politics at University of California, Santa Cruz, where he taught from 1990 to 2020, and Co-director of the Sustainable Systems Research Foundation in Santa Cruz (https://sustainablesystemsfoundation.org/). He received his Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from UC-Berkeley in 1987 and an SM in Physics from MIT in 1978. He teaches and writes about energy, resources and social sustainability, foreign policy, global politics and sociology, politics and popular culture, and surveillance society. He is the author/co-author and editor/co-editor of numerous books and articles. His most recent book, with Dr. Doreen Stabinsky, is Environmental Politics for Changing World—Power, Perspectives and Practices (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).
Is there an audio version of this? I could only listen to part of it, and I very much want to hear the whole thing…so informative! Thank you…