Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Palm Beach County more people want #publictransit instead of more roads

Sun Sentinel: "An increased focus on public transportation is a shift for the county, which has poured much of its investments in the past into building and expanding roads. Part of the shift is because residents are asking for it.

In a county survey asking how residents would rank transportation priorities, some 61 percent included expanding Palm Tran as a top priority. Compare that to 53 percent who included expanding and building new roads as a top priority."

Thursday, October 16, 2014

People want frequent buses. Best way? Make them free

Pinellas bus riders to U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor: We want more frequent service! - SaintPetersBlog: "Congress woman Kathy Castor took a ride on a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus this morning to find out what her constituents need in a bus system. During what she calls a transit town hall, Castor spoke with about a half-dozen regular bus riders about their commutes. The most common theme: buses don’t run frequently enough."

Monday, October 13, 2014

Public Transportation Industry EXPO highlights leadership and industry innovations

Your Houston News: ""Public transportation offers more than just mobility, it also shapes communities," continued Melaniphy. “Our industry is about the future, and public transit is a crucial part of the solution to the nation's economic, energy, and environmental challenge.""

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Colorado Springs: Rally for public transportation at city hall Oct. 20

gazette : "The Community Transit Coalition is holding a rally and march in support of public transit and to mark an increase in funding in Mayor Steve Bach's 2015 proposed budget. 

The event will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 at city hall (107 N. Nevada Ave).

The organization will hand out bus passes to attendees of the event such as a full month unlimited pass, multiple 20-punch passes and single day passes.  

The mayor’s proposed budget for 2015 includes a more than $470,000 increase for transit operating and capital improvement project funds. The goal is to increase frequency on one bus route and provide grant match for a transit and pedestrian accessibility on four routes. 

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/communitytransitcoalition or email communitytransitcoalition@gmail.com."

Monday, October 6, 2014

GOTCHA electric transportation service in Charleston offers free service at colleges

Post and Courier: "Flood said he started GOTCHA Ride in 2009 as a way to offer free, safe and eco-friendly transportation on college campuses using a fleet of electric vehicles that he developed with co-founder Drew Sfugaras. GOTCHA is an acronym for "green-operated-transit carrying humanity around.""