Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

$700 home to go with your $2500 car

Every day, more or less, Shlok Vaidya posts a list of interesting links pertaining to resiliency (not quite the same thing as sustainability, but not unrelated) at the Global Guerrillas website. One of the items for September 19's bulleted list is:

  • $700 home to go with your $2500 car.

It turns out both the home and the car are products of Tata, a car company. Needless to say, it's not unheard of for houses in Detroit to go for less than $700, although it's doubtful anything in that price range is anywhere approaching being up to code, but such things exist. Now a $700 home situated somewhere where a car-free lifestyle is actually feasible, that would be cheap-living utopia...

In America, at least, there seems to be an Iron Law of Economics to the effect that walkability is inversely proportional to affordability...

Friday, September 16, 2011

AATA lays out aggressive agenda for next 12 months, including launch of airport shuttle service

AATA lays out aggressive agenda for next 12 months, including launch of airport shuttle service: "The AATA's governing board approved a $30.4 million operating budget for the new fiscal year at its meeting Thursday night. With revenues at $29.4 million, the agency is dipping nearly $1 million into its reserves to fund the many projects outlined in its 2012 work plan.
AATA officials said the approved budget allows the agency to maintain and improve its core services, properly fund the 2012 work plan, and move the agency toward implementing its countywide transit master plan, which was approved by the board earlier this year.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Employee free transit passes a huge success

getDowntown Blog » Blog Archive » go!pass bus pass ridership has another record-breaking month: "I am pleased to report that we have broken our August ridership record for the go!pass! For the month of August, 55,093 rides were taken using the go!pass, which is the highest ridership level ever reported for August since the go!pass program began in 2000.

On average, go!pass levels have increased by 20% this year over last year.

We currently have 511 downtown organizations participating in the go!pass program and have distributed more than 7,000 go!passes for this go!pass season.

More information about the go!pass is here:


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