Sunday, June 28, 2015

In Tucson and beyond, public transportation needed, underfunded

/ "The Federal Transit Administration estimates the cumulative national cost of fixing or replacing transit assets in disrepair or operating beyond their useful life at $87.7 billion."

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hernando commissioners raise gas tax to pay for public transit, roads improvements

Tampa Bay Times: "Effective Sept. 1, Hernando County motorists will pay an additional 3 cents per gallon in gas tax.

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The County Commission on Tuesday approved the increase to provide a dedicated source of funding for Hernando's fixed-route public transit system, THE Bus; upgrades to the bus service; ongoing road paving maintenance, and dollars for a few needed road improvement projects."

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ozark Regional Transit -- two days of free rides

KFSM 5NEWS: "Ozark Regional Transit raised awareness last week about public transportation by offering free fares on Thursday and Friday."

Friday, June 19, 2015

Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

gainesvilletimes: "Public transportation, such as the Gainesville [Georgia] Connection bus system, is a critical part of the local economy, Moss said.

About 12,300 passengers are served each month by Gainesville Connection."

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Thanks to #publictransit, #carfree living is possible in Norman, OK

Norman Transcript: Columns: "Students and businesses aren’t the only ones who benefit from transit. People looking to move to Norman to work or go to school are looking for housing and apartments in locations where they don’t need a car to get around. For many international students at OU, the bus system is vital."

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Public Transport Survey Finds MARTA Safe, Reliable Alternative to Cars

MARTA: "Our findings reaffirmed that we should continue to make the case that public transit is a safe, reliable and convenient alternative to the automobile."