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

Sunday, October 27, 2013

How get around San Diego on #publictransit -- 8 - Nov - @wegetaroundsd

Elderly Driver Classes: "We Get Around! will travel to San Diego's Old Town. In this first class you'll join other students who are eager to stay active in the community and learn how to navigate San Diego's transportation system. In this first class we'll cover:

How to select and purchase a trolley ticket.

How to read a trolley schedule.

Trolley etiquette and safety tips.

In addition, you'll spend the afternoon exploring Old Town without having to think about traffic or finding a parking spot!"

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Las Vegas loses if it ignores mass transit

Las Vegas Review-Journal: "Our community is embarking on a new direction for economic development. It’s time we went in a new direction for public transportation. What kind of community do we want to be? Do we want to stay ahead of trends, or do we constantly want to play catch-up? Do we want to attract a tech-savvy workforce, or do we want our competitors to get them?

Many may ask what it will cost us to build a world-class transit system. I think the better question is this: What will it cost if we don’t?"

Friday, October 4, 2013

Santa Clarita #freetransit for seniors means 17% ridership increase

KHTS Radio: "The City of Santa Clarita has been encouraging seniors to try free, local Santa Clarita Transit services as a way to increase their mobility throughout the community.  The City’s efforts paid off as ridership among seniors increased 17 percent this year. "

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

54% of young people say #publictransit is best way to go

The study shows that while car-sharing, bike-sharing, walking and car ownership will all play a part in the multimodal network, public transportation is ranked highest as the best mode to connect to all other modes, according to 54% of millennials polled.