Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The high cost of freeways

There are many hidden costs to support the auto and sprawl, but we could have free public transit for $100 annual per person tax and easily recover ten time that amount.

masslive.com: "SPRINGFIELD — The average Springfield driver loses more than $1,600 each year as a result of driving on congested, deteriorated and poorly maintained roads, according to a report released on Tuesday by TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C."

Monday, July 7, 2014

Important victory for #youthpass in Boston

Timeline Photos - Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition: "After an intense year of actions, tweets, signatures, and arrests, WE'VE GOT OUR VICTORY! In addition to weekends being made available in all Student Passes for free, YAC has won our Pilot, & then some!"

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Group stages sit-in for public transit YouthPasses at Massachusetts Department of Transportation headquarters in Boston

masslive.com: "A group advocating for $10 a month unlimited passes for 12 to 21 year olds in Boston staged a sit-in on Monday at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation headquarters in Boston."

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ireland - reduced youth fares expanded. #youthpass

Older teens to get child fares on public transport - Independent.ie: "From August, the lower rate which currently has a cut-off age of 15 will apply to 16 to 18-year-olds as well.

The "simplified" package of fares was announced following discussions between Transport Minister Leo Varadkar and parents.

The cheaper prices will apply to everyone using a Leap card aged between four and 18."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Boston-area youth need boost a T pass would offer

The Boston Globe: "...bus fare is typically one-fourth or more of a week’s pay.

It’s hard enough for city youth to thrive. Our transportation system should help give them a step up, not be stacked against them."

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Young people in Boston cannot afford the bus, need #youthpass

Open Media Boston: "According to a letter delivered to the MBTA by the Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition (YAC) during the demonstration, “thousands and thousands of us – our peers, friends, and classmates – have missed school, work, essential services, and many other opportunities for enrichment, community, and culture, because we cannot afford the price of the MBTA.”"

Monday, May 5, 2014

Young people need better mobility - Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition #youthpass

(1) Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition: "YAC fights for a $10 YOUTH PASS for everyone 12-21 available ALL YEAR with no time or day restrictions. thhe youth pass is a solution to the YOUTH RIDER CRISIS that strands 1/3 of Boston's youth riders from school, work, extracurriculars, healthcare, & safe travel - all because they CAN'T AFFORD THE T.
TWEET EVERY DAY! ".@mbta we demand a $10 #YOUTHPASS NOW - NOT ANOTHER HIKE!""

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