Monday, April 28, 2014

Carlisle bus circulator will begin three-year trial Monday

cumberlink : "CARLISLE — Years of discussion and months of preparation will culminate at 5 a.m. Monday when the Capital Area Transit Carlisle bus circulator hits the streets."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Philly transit riders save $12,000 a year in transportation costs, report says : "A new public transportation report finds that commuters in the Philadelphia region save $12,000 a year if they use public transit.

According to the American Public Transportation Association, using public transportation can save commuters almost $200 a month on a rented parking space.

“Over the course of a year, parking costs for a vehicle can amount to an average of $1,995,” said the APTA.

Commuters who use public transportation to get into Philadelphia, which is number five among the top 20 cities with the highest public transportation ridership, save $1,008 a month and $12,101 a year in commuting costs if parking and gas costs are factored together."

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Parking Lots Demolished in Cities’ Revenue Bid as Driving Wanes

Businessweek : "“We want to create an environment where people want to walk in, want to bike in and want to take transit in,” said Beth Elliott, principal city planner in Minneapolis, which is pushing redevelopment to bolster use of mass transit. “And that is not a sea of surface parking lots.”"