Sunday, August 25, 2013

More detail on successful campaign of Memphis Bus Riders Union

Mid-South Peace and Justice Center: "Memphis Bus Riders Union (MBRU) made history this August in what seemed like an impossible feat: pushing the City Council to pass a resolution diverting funding from the Economic Development Growth Engine, a local government board designed to “serve a leading role in administering current economic development incentive programs” to the Memphis Area Transit Authority in order to restore funding MATA lost from Mayor A C Wharton’s FY 2014 budget cuts."

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waco, TX, students to ride free

City to allow WISD students to ride buses for free during school year - Education: "“Public transportation is becoming more and more a part of this community,” Hendrickson said. “It’s extremely important to become efficient in how we transport people, and working with the students will allow us to get people to ride public transportation in the future, and to show them it’s a safe and effective way to get around.”"

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Free Miami-Dade public transit for seniors - Miami on the Cheap

Free Miami-Dade public transit for seniors - Miami on the Cheap: "Miami-Dade County’s Golden Passport program provides free travel on mass transit for permanent residents aged 65 and older. Younger Social Security recipients are eligible as well."

Friday, August 9, 2013

Business leaders get it. Cars are choking the economy in Tampa. "Mass transit proponents say the area’s snarled highways and limited bus system are holding the economy back. If the county aspires to be a hotbed of high-tech startup companies and a magnet for high-paying jobs, a modern, efficient transit system is essential, they say.

“If you’re an entrepreneur, you don’t have time to sit in traffic for two hours, you need to be working,” Sharpe said. “These people are serious; they want to build companies, they want to grow the economy. They don’t want to sit in traffic.”"

Tuesday, August 6, 2013