April 29, 2014
Almost half (46%) of current vehicle owners surveyed agree they would seriously consider giving up their car if they could count on a range of transportation options.
December 17, 2013
Agencies chosen by their role in reducing pollution, minimizing traffic congestion and encouraging more sustainable city living.
August 15, 2013
Paper shows that public transit produces “agglomeration,” or, more people gathering in the same space, which draws more jobs, higher wages and economic productivity. The hidden economic value of a city’s transit system could be worth $1.5 million to $1.8 billion annually.
January 8, 2013
A growing number of people say they want to live within walking distance of work and shopping. The results signify an impending shift in the transportation habits of one of the nation's most car-centric cities.
November 15, 2012
Ninety-five percent of respondents found the region’s public transportation system in poor or fair condition, according to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments' survey. Another 72% of respondents said they were willing to pay to fix it.
September 26, 2012
Based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Sept. 25, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
July 11, 2012
Some three quarters of all jobs in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas are in neighborhoods with transit service, but only about a quarter of the workforce is able to get to their jobs in less than 90 minutes via mass transit.
June 14, 2012
Began bus service in 1972 with eight buses along three routes. Forty years later, the agency operates a fleet of 550 buses along 77 routes throughout Orange County, California.
May 29, 2012
Phoenix-based Valley Metro’s Susan Tierney, public information officer, gives an account of how alternatives to the car are becoming more and more accepted by residents and visitors, many of whom took the train and biked to a big baseball game on Earth Day.
May 24, 2012
Among travelers who will be using public transportation during their city trips, 71% said using public transportation relieves them from the worry of finding parking, while 68% believe that it is less expensive than taxis and rental cars. Sixty-seven percent will use public transportation to save money on parking and 52% responded they can save money on gas.
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