Thursday, July 31, 2014

How public transportation could help Nogales

Green Valley News: Columns: "Lopez nailed it, saying a public transit system “Goes directly to quality-of-life issues in Nogales.” The study estimated that 400 people ride the hodgepodge of locally and haphazardly operated buses daily, but trends show rider numbers increase as bus routes become established and dependable."

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Driving drops in Arizona as more ride public transportation

tucsonsentinel : "Public transit use rose across Arizona as the number of miles driven dwindled, according to a new report that called for shifting funds from “unnecessary” highway projects to mass transit."

Monday, July 21, 2014

If buses benefit all, why not spread the cost and increase use by removing fares?

Becky Yanni: The community benefits from public transportation | "While the Sunshine Bus service clearly benefits those residents who use it, even larger benefits accrue to all St. Johns County citizens in the form of economic development, reduced congestion, more livable communities and cleaner air.

Public transportation stimulates economic development."

Friday, July 18, 2014

Texas - Residents push for public transportation "During a July 9 public hearing regarding federal Community Development Block Grants, issued by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, nearly 20 residents gathered to tell the City Council how difficult getting around the area without personal transportation can be.
Ernest Tomes, a blind Pflugerville resident, was the first to approach the council and spoke of his experiences with the lack of proper public transportation in the city and his struggles for personal independence."