Sunday, August 28, 2016

#Sprawl has left poor-people stranded in rural south "The findings of a recent survey show there is a need for a rural, countywide, door-to-door, pay-per-ride transportation system in Carroll County. The survey was led by John Lebowitz who has spent past year as a member of the Board of Commissioners Public Transit Study Committee. "

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dont Miss the Bus Tennesseans Organize for Better Public Transit

Public News Service: "MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The number of people taking public transit in Tennessee is on the rise, according to the Tennessee Public Transportation Association, and citizen groups are beginning to organize to make sure their city maintains and improves its local bus service. This week, the Memphis Bus Riders Union met with the area Amalgamated Transit Union Local 713 to discuss how cuts to bus service and route consolidation are affecting their communities. "

Sunday, August 7, 2016

People are afraid to take the bus because of threatening car traffic at bus stops

Longview News-Journal: "Then there's the fact these journeys take more planning, more time and, sometimes, more reliance on the human kindness of our neighbors. Consider having to wait an hour to be able to start — or continue — your journey because that is when the next bus arrives.

But if we wonder what it is that keeps more folks from using public transit, we should acknowledge that factors such as feeling unsafe standing near traffic whizzing by on major thoroughfares while waiting on the bus plays a role. So does the fact some of us tend to look down on those who ride the bus."

Friday, August 5, 2016

Montgomery County Texas discussing #publictransit upgrade

Community Impact Newspaper: "Oak Ridge North Mayor Jim Kuykendall said upgrading the county’s public transportation system is necessary, adding that the county should designate a public transportation manager to take the lead on any initiatives."