Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lawmakers at hearing told to pass transportation plan

The Seattle Times: "A spectrum of transit riders, construction workers, business owners, pedestrians, bicyclists, freight carriers and government officials on Monday night urged state lawmakers to pass a multibillion-dollar transportation package.

The hearing, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Seattle, drew 450 people, including yellow-shirted transit activists and orange-shirted construction laborers."

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cache Valley Utah Free Transit system gets new center after growing by 600,000 riders

The Herald Journal: : Beutler said increased growth in annual ridership and the ability to expand bus service in the future required CVTD to remodel the Transit Center.

"It allows us to expand the system as the system grows," Beutler said.

He noted that since the original Transit Center was constructed in 2001, CVTD bus service has experienced growth from 1.5 million passenger trips to more than 2.1 million trips anually.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Car-dependency the cause of economic collapse in U.S.

traffIC ON I-405 NEAR THE HIGHWAY 520 INTERCHANGE Photo: Oran Viriyincy
Crosscut.com: "A legislative listening tour so far has shown overwhelming support for a Washington transportation package, although the details of what people want most vary widely. On the Eastside, there's a big emphasis on Interstate 405 improvements. South of Seattle, there's a push to improve access to the Port of Tacoma along Highway 167. And in eastern Washington, they want to finish making Highway 12 four lanes between Pasco and Walla Walla."