Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Mayor, Happy Town... why? FREE public transit

Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt discussed the issue of alternative transportation with Carl Schuler, ofUNC Hospitals, at the Starbucks on Franklin Street Wednesday. Kleinschmidt rode Chapel Hill Transit to talk to bus riders about the transportation system.
The Daily Tar Heel :: Kleinschmidt tests transit system; talks with residents: While enjoying complementary coffee and treats, about 15 Chapel Hill residents were able to give the mayor and other Chapel Hill Transit officials feedback about the transportation system.
...The Chapel Hill “fare-free” transit system was first implemented in January 2002, said Brian Litchfield, assistant transit director for Chapel Hill Transit. Since then its ridership has increased every year, reaching nearly 7.5 million in 2009, he said.

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