Sunday, January 26, 2014

System doesn't work, people. Does. Not. Work.

Photo / AP
Mangled metal, victims' screams mark US pileup - World - NZ Herald News: "Within seconds, traffic along snow-covered Interstate 94 in northern Indiana had become a mile-long pile of debris after whiteout conditions swept in during Thursday's evening commute. Three people were killed and nearly two dozen were injured."

Monday, January 20, 2014

Report: More Chicagoans Turning To Public Transit, Biking As Driving Declines

Progress Illinois: "Fewer people in the Chicago "urbanized area" are driving, while more are biking and taking public transportation, a recent report from the Illinois PIRG Education Fund shows.

The national study examined the changing transportation trends in America's 100 largest urbanized areas, which are defined as regions larger than a city but smaller than a metropolitan area."

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

America is on board with public transportation

nwitimes : "Anyone using the South Shore or other public transportation had better grab the first empty seat.

Ridership grew nationally by 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2013. That amounts to 39 million more trips taken on rail and bus over the same quarter last year, the American Public Transportation Association recently reported."

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Chicago reduced fares a bureaucratic nightmare

Great Moments In Public Transportation and Government | I've Got The Hippy Shakes: "It really started about a month ago. Each month I buy a pass to ride the CTA and Pace. That's unlimited local buses and trains. Works in the suburbs, too. The pass cost $100. I've been doing it for so long that I really don't know the price of a single ride. Then a friend suggested I try to qualify for a reduced fare handicapped pass."