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"

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."