Saturday, September 8, 2018

Maimi water-supply contamination will trigger real estate panic

Which brings us to the next problem. The real estate boom in Miami will come to an end one day. A major slump in property prices could hit tax revenues making it more difficult for Miami to pay for climate change preparations. But the nightmare scenario is that the threat of climate change and sea-level rise could turn Miami from a destination city into a depopulating backwater with plummeting real estate values and contracting economic activity, and with all this happening "before the sea consumes a single house." Who would pay for all the needed adaptation for those staying behind?

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Denton County, Texas, lowers bus fares DENTON (WBAP/KLIF) – Denton County Transportation Authority riders now have lower fares when riding on public transit in North Texas.

President of DCTA Jim Cline hopes this makes traveling in Denton County easy and affordable.

“We want to minimize the impact of cost on the decision to take public transportation,” Cline said.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Fayetteville, Arkansas goes fare-free Additionally, ORT will not charge a fare for exclusively-Fayetteville routes. The 7 ORT routes outside of the city will remain at $1.25 per ride and will be charged at boarding, including transfers from free-Fayetteville routes. This will ease the transfer between ORT and Razorback buses as Razorback routes have always been free-fare.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Arkansas transit agency calls for fare-free operation

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) -- Ozark Regional Transit and Razorback Transit have been working towards a collaboration to make free public transportation around Fayetteville accessible throughout the entire year.

Monday, July 9, 2018

People in US south want and need #publictransit

TUPELO – After years of talk, study and false starts, public transportation advocates in Tupelo have won a key victory.
By a 4-3 vote Tuesday night, the Tupelo City Council authorized spending approximately $209,000 to fund a 13-month public transportation pilot program within the city.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Ozark Regional Transit is offering free rides next week

SPRINGDALE -- Ozark Regional Transit is offering free rides next week as part of a national campaign to promote public transportation.

Dump-The-Pump Day is set for Thursday, and the organization says it will offer free rides Monday through Friday. The national campaign is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association and is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of using public transportation, especially the economic benefits.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

#Autosprawl bad for business

Why business, political leaders want big change for Greenville transit: "That is based on this premise: If Greenville is to truly transform into the modern metropolitan area it aims to be, the buses must run at night and on the weekends and more than once every hour. And with that comes a multimillion-dollar investment that must be generated locally, some way, somehow, every year.

Greenville County faces a crossroads. The majority of Greenlink’s mileage runs in the county even though the county's financial contribution, a little more than $400,000 a year, amounts to less than that coming from the city that operates the system.

But in what is a commentary on how long-chilly relations between the city and county have thawed, the Greenville City Council and Greenville County Council will convene a joint meeting for Greenlink to present its vision for transforming the system over the next five years. No date has been set yet."

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Oil men block bus progress

Koch network group takes aim at Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's transit referendum: "The political organizing group Americans for Prosperity, founded by the conservative donor network of the billionaire brothers David H. Koch and Charles Koch, is taking aim at Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's transit referendum proposal."

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Alabama may start to move into the 20th Century on #publictransportation : "It's been a futile attempt, and Alabama has long remained in dubious company as one of only five states that does not provide any state money for public transportation.

...."We know that both rural and urban areas need public transportation funding," said Forrister, state coordinator with Alabama Arise, the non-profit which advocates for low-income families. "Unfortunately, this is an area where we have not gone forward, we've gone backward. Public transportation is the future.""

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Free bus rides for Seminole State students, employees

SeminoleState : "Through a partnership with LYNX, students, faculty and staff at Seminole State College of Florida can now enjoy unlimited rides on LYNX buses for free. The service begins today."