Saturday, April 26, 2014

People no longer want to be car-dependent

Transportation For America : " While 64 percent in Nashville say they expect to live in walkable places where they don’t necessarily need a car, only 6 percent say they currently live in such a place."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Call for Public Transportation

Horizons Newspaper: "Creating a transportation system for Prescott would decrease the amount of traffic and pollution in the city. It would give the people a way to get around our spread out city and access remote locations.
Some people don’t see this idea in a positive way. They believe it would be too expensive and undermine our town’s infrastructure. Although these concerns are valid, the benefits will outweigh them."

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lack of #publictransit locks people in poverty - especially in the south

In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters - "The study — based on millions of anonymous earnings records and being released this week by a team of top academic economists — is the first with enough data to compare upward mobility across metropolitan areas. These comparisons provide some of the most powerful evidence so far about the factors that seem to drive people’s chances of rising beyond the station of their birth, including education, family structure and the economic layout of metropolitan areas."

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Drought and flood, flood and drought. It's #climatechange

Photo By Joe Raedle/Getty Images 
Drought now affecting two thirds of Texas - Houston Chronicle: "The Lone Star State can't seem to stay out of the heat. In a new drought report by the Texas Water Development Board, the state saw worsening conditions that now affect two thirds of Texas."

Flooding in the South Swamps Birmingham, Atlanta; Child Found Dead in Mississippi, 1 Dead in Georgia - "Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars."

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Koch Brothers Quietly Seek To Ban New Mass Transit In Tennessee

ThinkProgress: "The Tennessee Senate passed a bill last week that, if approved, would broadly ban mass transit projects in the region, an anti-transit effort that’s gotten some help in the state from Charles and David Koch."