Make urban buses fare-free. Only then will urban planning make any sense.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Long Beach Transit's Free Passport Route Runs on Electric Buses!

Straight Outta Suburbia / Saliendo de las Afueras : "The electric bus revolution continues!  Long Beach Transit has rolled out an electric bus fleet on its Passport route.  The Passport is a bus line which runs in a loop centered on Downtown Long Beach.  It's a good way to get from Downtown to the Queen Mary, the Aquarium and Shoreline Village.  Unlike a real passport, you don't have to pay to get on board: it's free to ride.  To top it all off, the frequency of service is pretty good.  It's only 10 minutes between buses during daytime peak periods, even on the weekends, according to the timetable.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#Publictransit is a public investment. Fares are for rationing, not revenue.

desertdispatch : "It is in no way unique, but the authority is significantly reliant on federal and state funding to bankroll operations, beginning each fiscal year knowing that passengers will cover just about one-sixth of the cost of a trip."

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Free Costa Mesa-dedicated bus line to debut in June

Mass Transit: "May 15--A free Costa Mesa-dedicated bus line that will take riders to the city's shopping and cultural centers during peak hours is slated to launch next month."

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Americans Will Pay More to Live Near Transit

Realtor Magazine : "Fifty-five percent of Americans say they are willing to pay more for their mortgage or rent in order to get to work and recreational activities without having to use a car, a new study of transit-oriented developments by the HNTB Corp revealed."