Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Philadelphia to close 37 schools, but there is a simple way to attract people back from the suburbs

Teachers, Students And Parents Gather To Protest Closing Of 37 Philadelphia Schools « CBS Philly: "PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The School District of Philadelphia held its latest public meeting at South Philadelphia High School on Tuesday night, and those attending were greeted by protestors fighting the impending closure of 37 schools."
Degrowth is not a policy, it is a physical reality. There is no more cheap oil. Even if we clawed all the money back from the billionaires, we could not make sprawl sustainable. Transit-riding, low-paid urbanites have subsidized the suburbs for a hundred years. It is time to turn this around. Make public transit fare-free. This will save millions of dollars and reduce the congestion, expense, and noise of urban traffic. The city will become more attractive and we can gradually deconstruct the sprawl nightmare.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

We need to decide soon between cars and #transit

PlanPhilly | SEPTA to shrink without additional funding: "For years, SEPTA has been focusing on its state of good repair projects – maintenance and replacement projects necessary to keep equipment, infrastructure and facilities safe and running - but with a capital funding budget of $303 million and a $4.7 billion backlog of necessary state of good repair projects, SEPTA simply does not have enough money to keep the entire system running. "

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

18,000 people save 70,000,000 dollars by not driving alone

Pa. report finds transit use up - News - METRO Magazine: "All database members who use all forms of transportation other than driving along take approximately 1,511,609 million miles off the road one way to work per week, which translates into 139,068,028 million miles roundtrip for the year or $70,924,694.28 saved (based on $0.51 per mile)."

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year starts off with car death

New Year Ushered In With Deadly Hit-Run on City Avenue Near Presidential Blvd. « CBS Philly: "PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s first homicide happened shortly after midnight this New Year’s Day.  And it was just one of many incidents keeping police busy this morning."

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