Monday, March 28, 2011

Simple Single Mom: Carfree

Simple Single Mom: Carfree: "We love not having a car. We've gotten to know our neighbors by walking past them, instead of just pulling out of our driveway each morning. Riding the bus with a preschooler is especially fun since I don't have to pay attention to traffic it really is quality time. We save money; I save about $12,000 each year by not owning a car. Best of all, my weekends aren't devoted to maintenance & repairs."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Red states love free public transit

Bus drivers Clifton Godbold and Chris Mitchem talking with Shannon Entz, Edmond community development manager, during bus driver appreciation day for Edmond citylink bus drivers Friday, March 18, 2011. Photo by Paul B. Southerland, The Oklahoman

A woman gets on one of Edmond’s Citylink buses. She’s in labor. Her contractions are five minutes apart. She needs to go 16 miles to an Oklahoma City hospital to have her baby.

It’s just another day in the life of Christy Reid, a bus operator for Edmond’s free public transit system.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Board signs agreement for [fare-free] town bus route

The Hillsborough Town Council approved a formal agreement with Orange County at its Monday, March 14, meeting, officially accepting and acknowledging the assignment of responsibilities placed upon both entities for operation on the Hillsborough circulator bus route.

The route—which swoops in a large figure eight across the town—will run free of charge for residents and will connect with Triangle Transit Authority’s 420 route at Durham County Technical College.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

America's automobile mania | Linh Dinh | Comment is free |

America's automobile mania | Linh Dinh | Comment is free | "Driving her kids to school, a South Carolina woman, Amy Lynn Stewart, encountered a group of teens walking in the middle of the road. She honked but they would not get out of the way, so she plowed into them, hitting four. They were 12, 13, 13 and 14 years old."