Monday, July 29, 2013

People want #publictransit and its obvious benefits

The Recorder: "The weekend of the Green River Festival brought thousands of people to Greenfield. It was a no-brainer to provide them FRTA buses. I heard many compliments about how nice the service was. It’s time to build a bus system the people of Franklin County can use and appreciate. Time to expand service, providing transportation to the people who contribute to the local economy every day."


Read whole letter: "It’s a no-brainer"

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Inadequate Public Transit Hurting State’s Low-Income Latinos

WBUR: "But overall, 3 out of 4 respondents agreed with this statement: “If public transportation was better, I would drive and/or be driven less.”"

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Negative attack on cars will backfire

If you want people to use public transit, make it free.
Boston limiting new parking as number of residences soars - Business - The Boston Globe: "The policy shift — which comes even as thousands of new residents flock into its neighborhoods — is being implemented across the city, with officials relaxing once inflexible requirements that parking be built with every new residence. The goal is to encourage the use of public transportation, and to devote more land and money to affordable housing, open spaces, and other amenities. Officials also say the city’s youthful population is becoming more accustomed to life without a car."

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

While U.S. west burns, east is slammed by storms

Part of the Sports World dome near exit 44 on I-91 in East Windsor
 blew into the southbound lanes of the highway, officials said. (JOHN WOIKE)
Hartford Courant: "A tornado lashed its way across Windsor, Windsor Locks and East Windsor Monday afternoon, toppling trees, taking down power lines, tearing apart an inflatable sports dome and ripping tobacco netting from fields and draping it across houses and I-91."