Monday, August 31, 2015

An extra car in the family costs $12K/yr, #freetransit would be $100/yr. #freeischeaper

Traffic woes make public transportation essential - Chicago Tribune: "Public transportation saves riders time and money and continues to be vital to the economy of our region and our lives. Today, a two-person household can save more than $12,100 a year by downsizing to one car, significant in tough economic times."

Friday, August 21, 2015

Free buses on Wednesdays - Dodge City, KS

Daily Globe: "Dodge City Public Transit will offer free fixed route bus service D-Tran from Aug. 19 to Oct. 21 on Wednesdays.
"We've had a pretty good response so far to the new bus service," mobility manager Ernestor De La Rosa said. "In May we developed the fixed route service with three routes and 45 bus stops. Since then, it's been picking up. For May, we started with 175 rides in the fixed route. For the month of June, we had 873 rides. For July, we had 1,267 rides. We're getting really good feedback on it."
De La Rosa said D-Tran will offer the free service to give the community an opportunity to experience public transportation firsthand."