Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ridership up 17% in one year on free bus system in Bozeman, MT

Daily Chronicle: "From slow beginnings in 2006, Streamline has become a mainstay of the local transportation scene. From its inception, skeptics questioned the need for public transportation and whether it would ever be cost-effective. But, in the fiscal year ended last summer, Streamline buses logged more than 330,000 riders, an increase of 17 percent over the previous year. And the service expects to transport its 2 millionth rider overall in the next year."

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."