Thursday, June 22, 2017

Counties provide what state won’t for transportation: leadership | NewsCut | Minnesota Public Radio News

Minnesota Public Radio News: "But county boards are faced with a choice: Provide the leadership on transportation issues that state leaders are unable or unwilling to provide, or wait for someone to somehow change the reality that Minnesota state government does not work.

There’s no sign that’s going to happen, especially with the growing influence of outstate legislators to call the shots for metro residents."

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Bloomington Transit offers free rides June 15

Indiana Daily Student: "Bloomington Transit will offer free rides on all fixed routes June 15 in honor of National Dump the Pump Day.

They will be joining other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 12th annual event, which is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association.

The day encourages people to use public transportation instead of driving, to save money, support local transit systems and use less gas."

Friday, June 9, 2017

MN - Ramsey County likely to increase sales tax for public transportation : "The St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter supporting the additional quarter-cent sales tax for transit, noting that transit “has become essential for businesses to attract and retain employees.”"
Whatever is spent on buses will come back many times in the reduction of auto and sprawl externalities.