Friday, January 31, 2014

Miami Beach free trolley loop starts Monday

In an effort to improve access to businesses during the FDOT Alton Road construction, the new free service operates from 8 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Sunday. Free four-hour parking at Fifth & Alton Garage.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Free is cheaper for Palm Tran Connection

Sun Sentinel: "Offering Palm Tran Connection riders to travel fare-free on regular Palm Tran buses that pick up at bus stops ends up saving the county about $21 per trip, according to county projections."

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Candidate for mayor of Athens, Georgia, calls for #freetransit : "Platforms Announced: Mayoral candidate Tim Denson and Commission District 3 candidate Melissa Link both released ambitious, lengthy and decidedly liberal campaign platforms last week. 

Denson wants to set a goal of cutting Clarke County's 35 percent poverty rate in half by 2025. To that end, he's proposing a number of policies, including universal pre-K education, free and expanded public transit, easing restrictions on home businesses, focusing economic development on small, local businesses, paying all ACC employees a living wage (that's already happening), encouraging affordable housing and increasing support for adult education like GED classes."

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time for Bexar to focus on mass transit

San Antonio Express-News: "A workable mass public transportation network, and the infrastructure to support it, is a much better alternative to building double and triple-deck freeways to accommodate the million or more cars and trucks, which will otherwise be occupying and polluting our community.

It's time to refocus our attention on mass public transit and the creation of a safer, more pedestrian-friendly community as the best way for people in San Antonio and Bexar County to get around."

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

NC trying to take the "politics" out of transportation funding

Port City Daily: "“To help determine these priorities, each division is asking local residents to provide their thoughts on which transportation improvements are most important. Projects can be as large-scale as an interstate improvement or as small as a new turn lane or traffic signal, and can be for any mode of transportation, including public transit, bicycle/pedestrian, ferry, aviation and rail,” the release from the DOT said."

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Buses should be frequent and free, then you will see where to put rail

It is starting to sink in. Public transport is about moving people, not large capital projects.
Tampa Bay Times: "The answer is, obviously, a more efficient way to get around in a region that badly needs it.
This means not only rail routes that make sense, but an infinitely better bus service that goes where we need to go.
And also, no small point here, an easy and welcoming ride.
It has to be affordable, dependable, there when we need it weekends and at night, with plenty of sensible routes."

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Going Carless: A Radical Act? #carfree

Carless in OKC: Going Carless: A Radical Act?: "That’s it. That one gesture is a revolutionary act of defiance. Choosing not to drive a car flies in the face of the status quo in almost every way that you could hope for. Why is that? Let’s talk about it.

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