Saturday, May 13, 2017

Michigan - Join your local #publictransit advocates

Motor City Freedom Riders: "We’re demonstrating because we’re tired of waiting for real regional transit. For too long, the political and corporate leadership of metro Detroit has been kicking the can down the road, and that has to change. We’re calling on Mayor Duggan and other regional leaders, including Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Oakland County Executive Brooks Patterson, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, and Washtenaw County leaders, to support putting a revised regional transit ballot measure before the public in November 2018, so we can start building the truly regional transit system we need."

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BWAT Commuters Pass One Million Mark Using Regional Bus Routes & Extended Hours

masstransitmag : "“Once they get used to it, commuters tell us they enjoy starting their morning by reading the news, thumbing through Facebook and planning their day,” said Jim Wilson, BWAT general manager. “Riding the bus to work can also offer a significant cost savings.”
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A person who takes public transit instead of making a daily commute by car will experience an annual savings of $9,712, according to the American Public Transportation Association. These savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle (based on the December 21, 2016, national average gas price of $2.25 per gallon and the national monthly parking rate of $166.26)."

Car culture means people in Benton Harbor can't get to work

The Herald Palladium: "“Unfortunately, there are way too many low income people in Berrien County who don’t have reliable cars or available transportation,” he said. “Many times, well paying jobs are located far away from their neighborhoods and homes. Without a means to access that reliable transportation, they’re having a very difficult time escaping the circumstances that they have.”"

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Gaylord, MI, Car owners want more buses

petoskeynews.com: "Most survey respondents expressed an interest in other forms of transportation outside of only driving a personal vehicle.

Even though 96 percent of those who responded said they have a vehicle that works, 68 percent also said public transportation is an important topic in Otsego County."