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[Video] Energizing People to Reimagine Our Cities

Sustainability| May 14, 2015

Mobility Lab interviewed some of the biggest thinkers in transportation and urbanism at TransportationCamp 2015 to discuss how big trends take hold, and how people and leaders can make big things happen. Go to mobilitylab.org for more info and to take action. Published on Mar 10, 2015

More than 1,000 So. Cal. advocates gather to support transit

Accessibility| October 31, 2013
The 12th annual Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit attendees learned about harnessing the power of new technology, the importance of investing in the maintenance of existing infrastructure and more
Bus| June 3, 2013

Study: Employer support for transit increasing in urban areas

Major American employers, such as universities, hospitals and business coalitions, are organizing and winning better public transportation in many metro areas, according to Good Jobs First, a national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials.
Accessibility| March 25, 2013

Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee advocates for disabled transit access

Jean-Marie Lawrence made it her mission to make others, especially politicians, aware of transportation problems for Chattanooga residents with disabilities. She said that for people with disabilities, sidewalk access is the city's biggest flaw and that some bus stops are not accessible.
Rail| February 20, 2013

Advocates push for Iowa-to-Chicago rail

Supporters of a rail system that would connect Chicago to Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha, Neb., pushed for plans to make the infrastructure improvements needed to start the service. While Illinois DOT offered funds to support the system, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad opposes the project and the state match needed to obtain federal funding.
Bus| February 19, 2013

Critics question NJ Transit’s on-time claims

Transit advocates and commuters questioned the agency’s claim of a 91% on-time rate for November, when Superstorm Sandy impacted the coast line for weeks, putting many trains out of operation. The system is also facing criticism over how it calculated its 96% on-time record for last year.
Rail| February 13, 2013

Activists rally to keep Wash. rail line

Trying to keep the city of Kirkland from taking out a five-mile section of rail line to install a recreational trail. City officials told the paper that they plan to eventually rebuild the tracks, but rail advocates are skeptical and say the possibilities should be studied first.
Accessibility| February 11, 2013

Advocate: Iowa’s DART not doing enough for paratransit

Des Moines Human Rights Commission says the agency is not meeting the needs of disabled and elderly bus riders, especially on the city’s south side. A DART spokesperson said that one south-side route that consultants proposed cutting was restored based on rider feedback.
Bus| February 6, 2013

Nonprofit creates 'God created transit' video

Next City is a non-profit organization and online media publication dedicated to connecting cities and informing the people who work to improve them. In response to the Ram "Farmer" commercial which premiered during the NFL Super Bowl XLVI. 

Bus| February 1, 2013

L.A. transit backers meet, discuss lower sales tax measure threshold

Proposing a change in voter approval of a sales tax from two-thirds to 55% The move follows the close defeat of Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension. It fell short of a two-thirds "yes" vote by half of one percentage point.
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