Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Statement from Rod Blagojevich on the end of Illinois program that provided free rides for seniors | PR NewsChannel

Statement from Rod Blagojevich on the end of Illinois program that provided free rides for seniors | PR NewsChannel: "STATEMENT FROM ROD BLAGOJEVICH:

“I’m really sad to see free public transportation being taking way from our seniors. I ruffled a lot of feathers to make this happen but I know it was the right thing to do. I wish I was in a position to do something about it.”"

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Riders for Better Transit | activetrans.org

Riders for Better Transit | activetrans.org: Riders for Better Transit is organizing riders in the Chicago region to fight for better public transportation in our communities. We serve as a voice for riders who want to boost transit funding and encourage transit-related projects that will benefit your community. Join us to show your support!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Transit riders to gain a louder voice in new campaign | Grid Chicago

The Wilson Red Line CTA station was recently voted the worst station “for the third year in a row” by Chicago RedEye readers. Photo by Jeff Zoline.
Transit riders to gain a louder voice in new campaign | Grid Chicago: The first is that we want to give riders a voice. We know that transit providers are struggling to maintain what they have. We know riders have all sorts of improvements that they want to see. Incl. restoring buses they’ve lost, eliminating slow zones, better reverse commutes.

Secondly, we want to increase investment in transit in our region (this includes procuring funding for maintenance).

Lastly, we want to explore projects and initiatives that will improve transit service and experience.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Disability advocate promotes public transit across the state

 (RICK CHASE / Courier Staff Photographer)
Disability advocate promotes public transit across the state: "WATERLOO, Iowa --- With a white cane in hand and a guitar slung over his shoulder, Frank Strong Jr. is touring Iowa in support of local bus service.
Strong, who is legally blind, boarded a MET Transit bus in Waterloo on Wednesday as part of his plan to ride all 18 fixed-route public transit systems in the state."

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Access to Quality Public Transit Leads to Big Savings


 City Monthly Annual
 1 New York $1,218 $14,618
 2 Boston $1,130 $13,559
 3 San Francisco $1,088 $13,060
 4 Seattle $995 $11,936
 5 Chicago $979 $11,744
 6 Philadelphia $976 $11,717
 7 Honolulu $939 $11,268
 8 Los Angeles $893$ 10,712
 9 Minneapolis $890 $10,678
 10 San Diego $864 $10,369
 11 Portland $859 $10,312
 12 Washington, D.C. $861 $10,333
 13 Denver $857 $10,287
 14 Baltimore $843$ 10,113
 15 Cleveland $828 $9,936
 16 Miami $802 $9,629
 17 Dallas $789 $9,472
 18 Atlanta $790 $9,480
 19 Pittsburgh $779 $9,347
 20 Las Vegas $763 $9,157