Monday, February 25, 2013

Boston Review — Amy B. Dean: The Road (and Rail) to Justice

Boston Review — Amy B. Dean: The Road (and Rail) to Justice: " While the average family spends around 19 percent of its budget getting around, very low-income families (defined as families who make less than half of an area’s median income) can see as much as 55 percent of their earnings eaten up by transportation costs, according to a report by the Center for Transit-Oriented Development."

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

UNH free bus system expands to Rochester, NH.

From left, Rochester's Deputy Mayor Blaine Cox, University of New Hampshire Transportation Director Dirk Timmons, UNH's Associate Vice President for Business Affairs David May, UNH's Transportation Manager Beverly Craig and UNH's Contracts, Grants and Planning Manager Michael Amicangioli cut the ceremonial ribbon Monday morning to officially begin the first day of Wildcat Transit's bus route linking the campus to Lee, Barrington and Rochester. (JOHN QUINN PHOTO)

New bus route connects UNH with Rochester | New Hampshire NEWS09: "DURHAM - After four years of planning, a new Wildcat Transit bus route will open up new doors for students, staff and residents along the Route 125 corridor from Rochester to the University of New Hampshire."

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Rhode Island, #freetransit allowed for mitigation, because system favors cars over pedestrians

Free Temporary RIPTA Bus Route for Middletown Residents - Newport, RI Patch: "The Town of Middletown has requested that RIPTA begin providing a bus service to our residents who normally use these sidewalks. The service on this route will be provided free of charge. "

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Extreme weather world price tag: $1.2 trillion per year

National Journal Warns The Economic Price Of Climate Change Is Already Here, And Growing | ThinkProgress: "Globally, extreme weather and climate change are already shaving 1.6 percent off worldwide gross domestic product — or about $1.2 trillion per year — according to a study by DARA. By 2030, it will be up 3.2 percent of global GDP, costing the United States over 2 percent of its GDP and India over 5 percent."

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

MBTA ridership hits new high

mbtaTRUTH: "Ridership topped 400 million rides in the 2012 fiscal year for the first time in the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s history."

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