Saturday, December 21, 2013

Albuquerque #publictransit use rising dramatically

Albuquerque Business First: "“Americans’ transportation habits have changed. The average American drives 7.6 percent fewer miles today than when per capita driving peaked in 2004,” the study said. “Most urbanized areas have seen increases in public transit use and bicycle commuting and decreases in the share of households owning a car,” the study added."

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Columbiana, Alabama to start free circulator trolley "Starting this spring, the municipality will utilize the trolley it purchased from the City of Charlotte, N.C., in November to serve as free public transportation on a route hitting popular places throughout town five days a week.

"What we're going to do is come up with a circular route around town for the high-density places, the places people go: the post office, the doctor offices, the apartment complexes, the schools, the ballparks, the Piggly Wiggly, downtown," Handley said.

"I'm really excited about it. It really serves two purposes: We've got a world of people here who are walking and carrying their supplies home and things like that. For them it's certainly going to be a very practical thing and much needed here in our town. And it's going to be a good thing for tourism and special events and public relations," he said."

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Why more Triangle motorists are using public transit

Triangle Business Journal: "A beefed-up transit infrastructure is making public transportation more appealing to Triangle commuters, as confirmed by a recent report that shows transit ridership has nearly doubled. At just $1 for local fare, it’s easy to see why."

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Friday, December 6, 2013

NC Triangle #publictransit - 30 months of double digit ridership increase

Triangle Business Journal: "“The trend of increasing public transportation ridership also has a positive impact on our highway network,” Walls says. “The more cars we get off of the road, congestion will be less and maintenance will not need to be performed as frequently.”"

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Floridians are driving less, relying more on mass transit, study finds

Tampa Bay Times: "A study released Wednesday by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group found that people living in Florida's most populous areas are driving less, mirroring a national trend among urbanites. And in places like Sarasota, Miami and the Tampa Bay area, people are relying more on public transportation, such as buses and rail, to ferry them around."

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