Saturday, June 30, 2012

#Transpo bill sucks. What did you expect?

Transit union says highway bill will raise public transportation fares for riders - The Hill's Transportation Report: ""This transportation bill is a death blow to public transportation; it not only does nothing to address the American mass transit crisis, but will make it much worse,” Hanley said in a statement released by the union.

“It’s actually a tax increasing bill that will impose hidden taxes on commuters and transit riders by raising fares while forcing cash-strapped transit systems to cut more service,” he continued."

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It is time to change priorities in Montgomery County - Action Committee for #Transit

Action Committee for Transit-: "The Action Committee for Transit has a vision of a Montgomery County where it is easier to travel and more pleasant to live -- a county built for people and not for automobiles.

Years of experience have shown, and studies prove, that building highways leads to more traffic and more congestion. Affordable, convenient transit gives us a way to get past the traffic jams and fosters a better quality of life in our neighborhoods.

It is time to change priorities:

Connect our communities with a network of rail lines.
Redesign our streets to make it easier and safer to walk and to ride a bike.
Create the kind of neighborhoods we want to live in."

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Oil trolls in congress hold up #transit funding. Hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake.

A dead end on transportation - Editorials - "The organization representing the nation’s civil engineers says the U.S. road system rates a D-minus as conditions deteriorate “to the point at which Americans spend 4.2 billion hours a year stuck in traffic at a cost of $78.2 billion a year in wasted time and fuel costs — $710 per motorist.” The poor condition of roads adds another $67 billion in repairs and operating costs to the bill."

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Plenty of money for banks, no money for #publictransit?

Victims of bailed-out banks are evicted with automatic weapons. While no bankers have even been arrested.