Monday, March 20, 2017

Atlanta -- 84% want to be closer to #publictransit

11alive.com: "According to the responses of those surveyed, 84-percent of metro-Atlanta say want to live closer to  public transit stations. That's a 31-percent increase over the number of people questioned 5 years ago."


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Valley Metro expands free bus service

Valley Morning Star: "HARLINGEN — People on the Valley who depend on public transportation are receiving a bonus from now until August. Valley Metro is offering free fares for a six-month period, according to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.
The free fares will allow the council to analyze riders’ trends and discuss the potential of establishing routes in areas of greatest need.
The usage statistics will be analyzed to determine if free public transportation should be part of the Valley’s future, officials said."

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Old, poor, sick, stranded in cartopia

Need a Ride? | Mass Transit: "Feb. 26--VALDOSTA -- Dick Bryant is 83 years old, lives in the small north Florida town of Live Oak, a few miles south of the Georgia state line, owns two cars that don't run and depends on public transportation to get to and from kidney dialysis.

"I'm on Social Security and I don't know if I could afford to pay for transportation," Bryant said. "I don't know what I would do. I don't even want to think about it.""

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Plenty of jobs available -- fossil fuels are bullish

pipelineme: "ExxonMobil has announced that is in the midst of huge investment programme in the US that will see the US oil giant invest more than $20 billion over 10 years to build and expand downstream manufacturing facilities in the country's Gulf region."