Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cincinnati public transit must expand

cincinnati.com: "The region’s lack of public transportation makes us less competitive on many levels. It hurts people who depend on public transportation to get to work, because they either can’t afford a car or can’t physically drive. It hurts efforts to attract young professionals who look for good transit when deciding where to live. It will hurt us, too, when – not if – gas prices spike and people find they have no alternatives to driving."

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Would free bus rides boost Dayton’s economy? (March 2010)

www.daytondailynews.com: "DAYTON — Mayor Gary Leitzell is looking at the feasibility of providing free bus service to attract businesses and tourists to the Dayton region.
“I’m looking at it as an economic development driver,” he said. “We can start by having a discussion.”
Leitzell said the idea for free bus service sprang from a discussion with Steve Johnson, president of Sinclair Community College, focusing on ways to get more people — under 30 years old — to live and spend time downtown."

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

We don't want to go; there's no good public transit

Crain's Cleveland Business: "The company wanted to move some downtown employees to a suburban office building, but the boss was getting resistance, especially from younger employees.

“They told him, "We don't want to go; there's no good public transit,' ”"