Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wildwood NJ -- free trolley

Wildwood Attractions, The Wildwoods, NJ: "The Wildwood Business Improvement District is offering a FREE trolley service for the downtown area every Thursday through Sunday all summer long. "Dolly the Trolley" will run from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Atlantic and Pacific Avenues. Clearly marked "Dolly" stops will be located along the route which extends the entire length of Wildwood from 26th to Cresse Avenues. Dolly runs North on Pacific Avenue and South on Atlantic Avenue. For additional information, please call 609-523-1602."

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Young people can't afford to drive

Young People Are Driving Less and Explaining Why | Transportation Nation: "According to a new study, co-authored by Tony Dutzik and Benjamin Davis of the Frontier Group, 16- to 34-year-olds without driver’s licenses rose to 26 percent in 2010 from 21 percent a decade earlier.  Younger drivers are driving almost a quarter fewer miles than they used to.  At the same time, biking, walking, and other driving alternatives rose among young people in the past decade.

We asked our younger listeners to tell us if they’re driving less and, if so, why.

The top reason was the cost of the gas, as well as the cost of cars."

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Trading in the Big Backyard for a Train Station -

Trading in the Big Backyard for a Train Station - "Tom and Pat Kelly spent 22 years living what many people consider the American dream: They owned a four-bedroom home with a pool and a big yard in Turnersville, N.J. They traded that in to live near a train station.

With two of their three children living on their own, the couple no longer wanted to spend time raking leaves, shoveling snow and doing other maintenance their large home required. So they moved to LumberYard, a mixed-use condominium development near their son's and daughter's homes and within walking distance of the local train station.

Now, instead of spending two or more hours commuting daily in his red Volkswagen Beetle, Mr. Kelly, 56, hops on the Patco high-speed train line and gets to his Philadelphia law-firm job across the Delaware River in about a half-hour. "It's just a much more enjoyable life," he says."

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