Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bridgeport bus service pretty lame

City’s public bus transportation lacking | The Bridgeport News: "Unfortunately, for the thousands who use public buses, poor on-time performance and service gaps are chronic problems that never seem to get fixed in a sustained and meaningful way.

Of course, increased funding of the state’s public bus system is long overdue and a goal worth fighting for. In the meantime, the bus-riding public must refuse to be taken for granted and demand the respect they deserve, as customers who pay up front — before they ride — and receive no credit for poor service."

Saturday, March 1, 2014

How to save millions and protect your town from bad urban planning

Connecticut is taking 18 months to make a 50 transport plan. Here is an idea. Make all urban buses fare-free and the people will show you what the needs are.

The Day - Public backs state transit initiatives | News from southeastern Connecticut: "The state is seeking public feedback through a series of forums and a website, as the first step in developing a 50-year plan for the Department of Transportation. The planning initiative, called Transform CT, was launched in June and will take about 1½ years to complete."