Thursday, March 30, 2017

Columbus Shows What Free Bus Passes Can Do for Ridership

Next City: "CCSID just wrapped up a pilot project during which they gave free transit passes to 844 workers at four companies from June 2015 to January 2017. The results were encouraging, with bus ridership among participants increasing from 6.4 percent to 12.2 percent. That’s good, especially considering citywide, only 3.6 percent of commuters take transit and 79 percent drive alone."

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cleveland mayoral candidate calls for #freepublictransit

WKYC.com: ""One of my biggest policies is bringing free public transportation to the city so that we can provide an option that gives mobility and accessibility to our residents that live in or below poverty. When looking at the statistics, nearly 36% of our population lives at or below poverty and that is unacceptable. Transportation is the key to providing upward mobility for anyone and, unfortunately, the city is watching GCRTA hit a deficit without any attempt to assist or speak up.""

Friday, January 27, 2017

#Autosprawl meltdown, sprawl subsidy to continue, poor to go under the bus

Public transit funding crucial in strengthening Ohio, report says | cleveland.com: ""Gov. Kasich is warning Ohioans that our best days are behind us and we can't afford to do what is needed to create a more vibrant state with an economy that works for everyone. What we really can't afford is that austere view of our future; we need to do more, not less," Patton said in the report."