Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Beer Company free #transit - If it's good for holidays and football games - imagine the lives saved if free all the time

MillerCoors Activates Designated Driver Programs This Holiday Season - PR Newswire - sacbee.com: "Miller Lite Free Rides, which offers free public transportation during key holidays, will be offered on New Year's Eve in Chicago, Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Madison, Wisconsin, and the Twin Cities. Within its 24-year history, more than 2.75 million people have participated in the program. In 2011 136,670 people rode Miller Lite Free Rides during St. Patrick's Day festivities, the Kentucky Derby and all Green Bay Packer home football games."

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

#occupy has shaken loose more #transit funding

Mass transit plan for Indy metro area gets a fresh push | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com: "Business leaders today will unveil an updated 10-year, $1.3 billion transit overhaul that would double IndyGo and add train service from Noblesville to Downtown Indianapolis."

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Walkability in the western suburbs | Grid Chicago

Walkability in the western suburbs | Grid Chicago: "On October 17, a 30-year old man was struck and killed by a driver traveling southbound on Roselle Road, near Kingsport Drive, in Schaumburg (Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune). The nearest signalized crossings for pedestrians are 1/4 mile to the north, and 1/4 to the south, of this location.

Two weeks later, a 69-year old man was struck and killed by a driver traveling southbound on Glen Ellyn Road, near Winthrop Road, in Carol Stream (Daily Herald, Carol Stream Press).

Both accidents took place after sunset, during the evening. No citations were issued to the drivers in either incident. The similarities in both incidents reflect how the built environment of the suburbs leads to dangerous conditions for pedestrians."

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