Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Attracting talent a zero-sum game. Got #transit?

Providence Journal : "Providence is struggling to reinvent itself. Attracting young college graduates will be essential to its success.
To reach this population, Providence must offer an updated transportation system, making it easy to move quickly from place to place. People now in their 20s and early 30s are showing a decided preference for going carless. Dependable bus and train service therefore figures strongly in their choice of where to live."

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. "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."