Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Who wants to save $1,000 a month?

Chicago Business Journal: "But perhaps most important— at least from RTA users' perspective — is the Earth Day revelation that commuters who switch to public transit from driving can save almost $1,000 a month in commuting expense.
Now that's an Earth Day bit of news that is likely to get the public thinking about public transportation."

Monday, April 20, 2015

Maybe they leave your state because you insult them

Young adults are getting out of Minnesota | "Despite a diversified economy and low unemployment, and enough brew pubs, music venues and bike paths to be a hipster haven, Minnesota is losing young people."
Bike lanes and pubs are not enough to attract young people. Stop insulting them.

Minnesota governor wants more tax on gasoline, better #publictransit funding

The Political Animal: "“You’ve got to have a long term commitment,” he said. “This is about moving Minnesota forward.”

Dayton has said transportation is his major priority for the session, along with education.

He has proposed boosting funding for roads and bridges by levying a new 6.5-percent sales tax on gasoline at the wholesale level, which would raise prices 16.5 cents or more at the pump."

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

One day #freetransit during Nebraska Public Transit Week "This week is Public Transit Week and today all riders are riding for free.  Nebraska Public Transit Week is an effort to bring knowledge and understanding of public transportation offered throughout the state."