Wednesday, September 21, 2011

From farm to table via public transit - Transit Dispatches - METRO Magazine

From farm to table via public transit - Transit Dispatches - METRO Magazine: "In Philadelphia, where more than 35 percent of the population relies on public transit as its sole means of transportation and about 25 percent of residents live below the poverty level, accessing affordable, fresh and healthy foods is a challenge.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is working with the City and Philadelphia-based The Food Trust to help make farm fresh fruits and vegetables a staple of Philadelphians’ diets. "

Heather Redfern
Press Relations Officer
Heather Redfern is the press relations officer for the Philadelphia-based Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Gettysburg - buses may go fare-free

Freedom Transit may very well soon become free.

According to Rabbit Transit Executive Director Rich Farr, the York-based transportation company is in talks with an undisclosed agency to provide resources for Freedom Transit's Lincoln Line to be free for a period of time.

Gettysburg Times

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What free #transit could do for Philadelphia

We would not have an ugly no-man's-land between the city and the Delaware River.

Farmers could come to town and not have to park on the sidewalk.
Even if you never ride public transit. Free transit would improve city life. Even if you don't live in the city you would benefit from the improved productivity.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Keep moving, nothing to see here - climate change is a hoax

The eastbound Schuylkill Expressway was impassable from the Blue Route to Girard Avenue…
Water punishes Philly area: Floods, damage, traffic - "In the 42 years that Amy Smith has lived in the Washington Crossing area, Thursday marked the first time that she had to leave her house by boat."

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Climate Change does not spare public transit

12 SEPTA railcars damaged in Trenton by Hurricane Irene getting repairs - "Twelve of the 16 SEPTA railcars stuck in Trenton during Hurricane Irene will be sidelined for weeks as water damage is repaired, SEPTA officials said Tuesday.

Caught by the unexpected rise of a creek that was "not on our radar screen," SEPTA rail operations managers realized too late that the trains could be in harm's way.

They say they will shuffle cars in SEPTA's 365-car fleet to deal with the shortage created by the missing 12 on the Trenton line."

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