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.""