Thursday, May 31, 2012

Greenest small town is in Florida

Yellowfish developments: building America's greenest small town | Best practice exchange | "The village uses a geothermal heating and cooling system and rain and storm-water harvesting means it uses 80% less water than comparable developments. There is a free public charger for electric cars and free public transport. The cafe has solar thermal panels."

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

People get economics. No #publictransit, no future.

Capital Area Friends of Transit: "The Capital Area Friends of Transit (CAFT) is a Wake County based alliance of over 40 local and state organizations, more than 100 civic leaders and many citizens who support a plan for regional public transit in the Triangle.   CAFT supports a multi-modal transit plan that uses a variety of transit options, including expanded and improved bus service, light rail, commuter rail, high-speed rail, and local circulators like streetcars."

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

People want buses, but oil companies control government

HART squeezed by ridership increase, revenue decline | "Contrary to appearances at the beginning and end of the trip, the 35-seat bus was mostly full during much of the ride, another example of HART's continuing, record-setting ridership. Bus ridership in March set a HART record of 1.3 million passengers, 5 percent higher than the previous March.

"The full buses are killing us," HART chief executive Philip Hale recently told members of his board of directors at a streetcar meeting. "Bus ridership is far exceeding our capacity.""

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lack of #publictransit punishes our aging population

In Florida, Aging Population Struggles to Get Around | Transportation Nation: "(Orlando, FL — WMFE) With more than three million residents over the age of 65, Florida’s population has the highest proportion of senior citizens of any state in the US. One challenge facing many of Florida’s seniors is how to get out and about once they can no longer drive."

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