Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Frank Jackalone: Public transit would give Florida answer to sprawl, congestion | The News-Press | news-press.com

Frank Jackalone: Public transit would give Florida answer to sprawl, congestion | The News-Press | news-press.com: "It is ironic that in the 21st century, public transit has not expanded sufficiently to meet transportation needs of that development. Instead of moving forward with fuel-efficient transportation choices, such as improved public transit, Florida has taken a step backward by promoting more oil drilling to fuel more cars on more highways."

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Mayor, Happy Town... why? FREE public transit

Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt discussed the issue of alternative transportation with Carl Schuler, ofUNC Hospitals, at the Starbucks on Franklin Street Wednesday. Kleinschmidt rode Chapel Hill Transit to talk to bus riders about the transportation system.
The Daily Tar Heel :: Kleinschmidt tests transit system; talks with residents: While enjoying complementary coffee and treats, about 15 Chapel Hill residents were able to give the mayor and other Chapel Hill Transit officials feedback about the transportation system.
...The Chapel Hill “fare-free” transit system was first implemented in January 2002, said Brian Litchfield, assistant transit director for Chapel Hill Transit. Since then its ridership has increased every year, reaching nearly 7.5 million in 2009, he said.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More US southern love for fare-free transit

Hickory NC: Greenway Public Transportation is offering Free Fares on April 20, 2011: "Greenway Public Transportation is offering a Free Fare day on
Wednesday April 20, 2011 in celebration of Earth Day 2011.

The free fare will be on the fixed route service located in
the cities of Conover, Hickory, and Newton.

For more information call 828-464-9444
or visit mygreenway.org to download a brochure"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

GOP: Climate disruption not happening, please send disaster funds

Fires burn 1.5 million acres in Texas, fueled by record dry conditions | ClimateSignals: "As of April 18, 23 large wildfires were burning in Texas. So far in 2011, the Texas has responded to 7,807 fires, which burned 1,528,714 acres of land and 244 structures, said Governor Rick Perry in an April 16 request to President Obama that the state be declared a major disaster."