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

Friday, March 22, 2013

Long Beach design group favors pedestrians

City Fabrick » ENGAGEMENT: "Advocate for improvements for pedestrian safety & comfort, working with stakeholders to identify opportunities and challenges in the community.  "

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Free bus means better patient care

Getting patients to where they need to be - "Without Woodard, many patients simply wouldn't show up for appointments. They are chronically ill but live in a world where going to the doctor is not always the top priority. In some ways, the Tennessee native develops a closer relationship with the patients than anyone else at the clinic does. That relationship can translate into results — patients getting the medical care they need."

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Yuma, Arizona plans to expand #freetransit

YRMC employees and volunteers can ride YCAT buses free YCIPTA discusses potential transit sales tax ‘Lean and mean’ Potential funding Transit sales tax Referendum campaigns Issues to overcome, tax, transit, sales - News - YumaSun: "In seeking alternative funding, YCIPTA has established partnerships with Arizona Western College, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, allowing students and employees to ride YCAT for free based on a $5 fee.

This program has been expanded to Aztec High School, Yuma Private Industry Council and SMILE at a $45 per semester rate per student and employee. Yuma Regional Medical Center entered a similar partnership this month."

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New real estate development company, Micropolitan, will to focus on #walkability

Walkability Key Focus of New Management Company - Sustainability - Multifamily Executive Magazine: "Psomas, a Los Angeles-based engineering company, announced the launch of Micropolitan, a new company focused on purchasing and developing apartment buildings with supreme walkability for residents.

The new company, which will also be headquartered in Los Angeles, plans to take on between three and five new projects each year, Micropolitan President Larry Kruger said.

The projects will be in Southern California communities and will include purchases, renovations and ground-up construction to reduce resident’s dependency on auto transportation.

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