Thursday, January 30, 2014

People in central Pennsylvania stranded by lack of #publictransit

Carlisle is underserved by public transit; how does your area fare? | "But Moonlight Taxicab Co.'s closure made it clear, more public transportation options are needed in greater Carlisle. Not only were residents stranded, businesses undoubtedly saw fewer customers. And Carlisle Regional Medical Center was affected by the closure. In certain instances, discharged patients couldn't get home from the emergency room, so the hospital had to have security get them there. "

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Will Pennsylvania re-discover the sidewalk?

Sidewalks necessary to grow transit, improve walkability in Lehigh Valley, study says | "The authority wants to grow ridership, and most municipal officials are committed to improving walkability in their communities, so LANTA has been spreading the message about how best to accomplish both goals, planning director Owen O'Neil said.

"What we've been saying to them is, 'You have to have sidewalks.' You can't expect people to move around on the bus when they don't have sidewalks," he said. "We want transit to be a convenient and feasible choice for people.""

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Taking the train is more popular in winter weather

What the snow teaches us about public transportation: "When the going on the roads gets tough, people move to public transportation.

And wouldn’t it be nice if they could do that all the time - a boon for highway congestion and air pollution and probably a lot of other things I’m not thinking of at the moment?"

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Chester County "frustration with having to drive everywhere"

Public transit to be addressed in Chester County: "The Chester County Planning Commission and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission are developing a county-wide plan for transportation and capital project improvements, and want public input. In a county where driving is often the most convenient transportation option, the plan aims to make using public transportation more attractive by making it more accessible and easier to use, said Randy Waltermyer, a director on the Chester County Planning Commission.

..."We have seen the interest in public transportation and, honestly, the frustration with having to drive everywhere and not having a choice of public transportation," Waltermyer said.

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