Saturday, July 21, 2018

Salt Lake City should make #publictransit fare-free

sltrib.com  I recently spent a few days in Park City. I discovered the city bus system there is free to all passengers. You can be a tourist, a student or just a local resident, and you ride the bus at no charge. Cache Valley Transit in Logan operates the same program — public transportation at no charge

If we are serious about getting people out of their cars and into public transportation, let’s make our public transportation free to ride. There are all kinds of benefits to this program: cleaner air, fewer cars on the streets and freeways and better utilization of public transportation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

#freetransit for Seattle HS students

curbed.com Mayor Jenny Durkan has officially signed the “Orca Opportunity” plan, which will provide free bus passes to Seattle Public Schools high school students and Seattle Promise scholars at Seattle Colleges. The Seattle City Council passed the legislation on Monday in a unanimous vote.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Seattle moves one step closer to free transit for all public high-school students

The Seattle Times: "The Seattle City Council moved Tuesday to give free public-transit passes to all Seattle public high-school students, shuffling around funds that voters approved in 2014 to expand bus service.

The City Council’s transportation committee approved Mayor Jenny Durkan’s proposal to spend up to $7 million a year on the ORCA Opportunity program, which would give free bus and light-rail access to students."

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Bike lanes are for cars

Seattle Bike Blog : "If there were no cars, we wouldn’t need bike lanes. Therefore, bike lanes are for cars."

Friday, May 25, 2018

Free buses cheaper than parking

Next City : "“It is actually cheaper in the long run for [the university] to make transit free for employees than building more parking,” said Rosalie Ray, a Columbia University PhD student and contributing author of “Free Public Transit: And Why We Don’t Pay to Ride Elevators,” at a May 21 launch party in Seattle for the newly published book."

Monday, March 12, 2018

The kindness of bus drivers

buschick : "As you probably already know, bus drivers are my version of superheroes. I am consistently awed by their kindness and humor and professionalism. (And yeah, I have had more than a few bus crushes on drivers.) Here are a couple of recent examples of the goodness they add to my life."