Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dirty tricks used against #publictransit advocates

"We’ve been working all year on transit improvements that will work for our community. That’s why we’re happy to report that the More Buses campaign is up and running.

But it isn’t going to be easy. On Friday, a group calling themselves “Better Transit Now” formed to oppose the AAATA’s May 6 Transit Improvement Millage. Their choice of name, clearly created to deceive and confuse the public, offers no alternative plan. They have no interest in connecting our communities or expanding service to our most vulnerable citizens."

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A revolution that can change the world, one backyard at a time

swmichigan.secondwavemedia: ""Can we change the whole planet?" he asks. "No. But we can do many things in our own neighborhoods and in our own communities. If we wait for the government to do it, it will be too little, too late. But first we need to admit that this is real."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Carfree life is rare but nice in Detroit

Detroit Metro Times: "Clutching a copy of The New York Times outside the DIA on the last day in February, Storm says of his bus route: “It works out great, I read the paper in the morning; I don’t have to worry about parking, paying insurance on a vehicle, a lot of stuff,” adding, “Thankfully, I live within walking distance to my stop.” "

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Why oil industry fears buses. When people get them, they want more.

The more buses are put in service, the more people use them, and then they want more buses. Imagine how this would accelerate if there were no fares? Notice that in the video, fares are not even mentioned as revenue.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

ANN ARBOR: "expanding public transit is one of the most important things we can do to reduce carbon pollution"

ANN ARBOR: Coalition launches ‘More Buses’ campaign - Ann Arbor Journal - Heritage Newspapers: "“Transportation is a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, so expanding public transit is one of the most important things we can do to reduce carbon pollution,” said Ecology Center director Michael Garfield. “What’s more, the AAATA plan will reduce congestion, make the region more bike and pedestrian friendly, and help get seniors, people with disabilities, and workers where they need to go.""

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Transit leaders look to simplify public transportation "TRAVERSE CITY -- For those who use public transportation it may be easier to get around northwestern Lower Michigan in the future.

At a Buses Without Borders meeting Monday, leaders focused on what it would take to build a regional transit network."

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Washtenaw County sheriff says public transit expansion will boost public safety "Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton has declared his support for an expansion of public transit in the county's urban core, saying it will boost public safety."