Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Salt Lake City News - Letters: Suburbs Are for Suckers

Salt Lake City News - Letters: Suburbs Are for Suckers: "Let’s assume that you, too, can walk out your front door and within minutes walk into the doors of a children’s museum, a planetarium, a library, two malls, dozens of restaurants, a movie theater, free public transit, the grocery store, an NBA game, two live theaters, a symphony, the farmers market and your job."

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Monday, April 23, 2012

It's all about the headways. Period. - City Comforts, the blog

It's all about the headways. Period. - City Comforts, the blog: "To me it's no issue. I don't use transit because I don't like to plan; my trips are somewhat spontaneous and I like life that way. The buses in Seattle are physically acceptable; they simply don't run often enough."

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ride Free Seattle

No More Free Rides on Metro

Metro KC Transit Ride Free Area (RFA)
 ~ The Seattle area bus system, Metro Transit, plans to eliminate the downtown Ride Free Area (RFA) effective September 29, 2012.

The rationale, tucked away in a PDF says simply:
Phasing out the RFA will increase revenue and have a net positive impact on Metro’s bottom line. It would make it simpler for riders to pay fares throughout the system. A more consistent fare collection system is expected to reduce fare disputes and fare evasion. In a 2010 survey of Metro’s bus operators, eliminating the RFA was listed as the leading strategy to reduce fare evasion.
This is perhaps true, and the solution may well work, but Metro is solving the wrong problem, and the real problem is only going to be made worse.

Ditch the car and flash your Undriver's License |

Ditch the car and flash your Undriver's License | " “I got very quickly from the point of not having a car to never wanting one again.”"

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Montana free buses on track to carry 300,000 a year

Streamline bus hits new milestone | | Z7 | Bozeman, Montana: "In February, the Human Resource Development Council's (HRDC) Streamline transportation program reached its third significant milestone in the past six months. Streamline provided nearly 32,000 rides for the month of February marking the first time that Streamline has provided more than 30,000 rides in one month."

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Occupy TriMet April 4, 2012 (A4) | Occupy Portland

Occupy TriMet April 4, 2012 (A4) | Occupy Portland: "With fare hikes and cuts to service at TriMet looming on the horizon, Occupy Portland joins Occupy Boston’s call for a national day of action on April …4th in defense of public transportation. ‘Occupy TriMet’ will be a local day of action in support of reliable, affordable transit throughout our region."

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