Monday, August 31, 2015

It's Time For Improved Public Transportation In The Las Cruces Area And Beyond

Carpenter: KRWG: "It comes back to cost. Whining about "parents who don't care," is nonsense. We carp about people who "don't want to work," but do nothing to help them access work, job-training programs and language-learning centers. We wring our hands over children who join gangs, but refuse to hold out a hand to make sure youngsters can reach after-school recreational activities, league play, scouting programs, and wholesome weekend activities. Filling our local malls, parks, recreation centers, and theaters with kids on the weekends would benefit our local economy at the same time."

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poor workers can't afford cars, capitalists want them to walk to work

Federal legislation will put public transportation at risk | The Sun News: "This bill would shift the present $5 million budget to counties and private business or else the approximate 500,000 ridership in Georgetown and Horry counties would be walking or staying home, in many cases unable to reach their workplaces. Furthermore, this $5 million-plus budget barely keeps public transit running, with too few designated stops by buses which are past due for replacement."

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

4 benefits public transportation gives students

abcnews: "Getting to and from school can cause major headaches for families each year."

Decline in driving, increase in public transit in Arizona "As personal vehicle travel has decreased, the number of trips and the number of miles traveled by public transportation has increased in Arizona. In the Phoenix metro area, the light rail is already experiencing ridership numbers that weren’t projected to be reached until the year 2020. The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority has seen ridership grow from under 200,000 in 2001 to more than 1.8 million in 2013. And in Yuma, ridership on Yuma County Area Transit has doubled since 2005."

Arkansas share of young workers 7 percentage points below average

arkansasonline: "When we talk quality of life, we often talk about entertainment options and cultural amenities, but mass transit is an important component as well, especially, as we're learning, with those nearly 90 million millennials living in the U.S."