Friday, December 12, 2014

"People are hungry for good #publictransit"

Seattle City Transportation Committee optimistic about new transit funding and leadership | West Seattle Herald / White Center News: " But overall there is strong public support for transportation, which is encouraging. “While 20 years ago there were a lot of skeptics of the light rail, on this time around people want to see the light rail at their door step,” the Councilmember Mike O’Brien said. “It’s exciting to think what’s possible.” Rasmussen also agreed it’s “positive” to see how people are now in favor of the light rail. Folks "on the ground are really hungry for good public transit and light rail is part of that and that’s exciting,” O'Brian said."

Sunday, November 2, 2014

King County, Washington, voters have a chance to vote for better bus service

Saturday, October 4, 2014

#Freetransit too expensive? Car collisions cost Portland a billion a year

Metro: "Across the metropolitan area, 159 people were killed on the region’s roads and more than 1,400 were severely injured from 2007 to 2009. Crashes and the resulting injuries and deaths cost the region $958 million a year in property damage, medical costs, and lost productivity – not to mention the pain and suffering from the loss of life. "

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New union aims to represent public transportation passengers

portlanddailysun : "Gaudette and Arsenault say the core concerns for bus riders these days revolve around the antiquated schedules, which haven't been adjusted for 20 years.
"Buses don't run when people need them," Arsenault said. "They're the same old routes although the populations have changed. There are more traffic lights, more automobiles. In the afternoon, there's supposed to be a bus every 20 minutes; they're all late."
The GPPTC hopes to fix that, and become a vehicle for fixing public transportation concerns as they come up.
For more information or to sign up for the GPPTC, email portlandtransitcoalition@hotmail.com."

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Support Transportation Proposition 1

Slog: "Transportation Prop 1 significantly improves from the county-wide transportation measure that failed at the ballot (due to suburban opposition) last April. That measure spent heavily on roads in addition to funding Metro bus service. In contrast, Proposition 1 is a transit-only city measure that will fund Seattle bus routes."

Thursday, July 31, 2014

No buses, no peace

Bus Chick : "...Meanwhile, road projects all over the state are mismanaged and bleeding our tax dollars.There are no ballot measures to ask us if we want to pay the bill.

I’ve been thinking about how this state of professed progressives creates task forces to talk about pollution and global warming and pays lip service to social justice but can’t make one single transportation decision the reflects these professed priorities.

I’ve been thinking about how ridiculous it is that in 2014, in this growing, prosperous, innovative county, we’ve had to fight so hard–and for so long–just to preserve a basic bus system...."

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Seattle Transit Riders Union

Seattle Transit Riders Union: "TRU took it to the streets today with our 'dead bus' -- remember, Rally this Thursday at 4:00 PM outside City Hall, public hearing starts at 5:30!"