Monday, September 11, 2017

In the face of #climate disaster oil trolls still tryna gut #publictransit "The proposal unveiled Tuesday by a group of Pennsylvania House Republicans would force SEPTA to cut service by 40 percent and raise fares by 20 percent by January, said Rich Burnfield, SEPTA’s deputy general manager and treasurer.

“It would definitely impact all divisions, all routes across the five counties that we serve,” he said."

Friday, June 30, 2017

Scientists calling for drastic energy reduction so Philadelphia encourages more driving

US News : "PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's public transportation agency is reminding riders that a fare increase is set to go into effect over the weekend.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the fare increase goes across all modes of transportation and starts on Saturday."

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Car culture means people cannot get to work

dailykos: "Another survey, by Temple University’s Institute of Survey Research, found that lack of transportation was the biggest barrier to employment, with 39 percent of respondents below the poverty line saying that not being able to get to work was more of an obstacle than a criminal history, child care problems or language barriers."

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Public enthusiasm bodes well for Lancaster's 'active transportation' planning "The consultants helping Lancaster County develop a comprehensive walking, biking and transit plan said they’re encouraged by the high level of public interest here.

To date, about 900 people have filled out an online survey, giving opinions on existing road and trail conditions and making recommendations. And more than 100 people attended an open house Thursday, March 2, to pore over maps, learn about the plan and find out what happens next."

Sunday, January 1, 2017