Tuesday, December 17, 2013

People love #freetransit in Cape May County New Jersey

pressofAtlanticCity.com: "If it weren't for Cape May County's Fare Free Transportation program, Villas resident Gert Nicklas doesn't know what she would do. Nicklas is a frequent patron of the free public transit service, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last week. She has used it to get to and from doctor appointments and the Lower Cape Senior Center for the past seven years, during which time she's been more than satisfied.
"It's wonderful," she said. "The best thing that could have happened.""

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

The road to quality health care lies in N.J.'s transit

NJ.com: "According to the Federal Transit Administration, about 3.6 million Americans skip or delay nonemergency medical care every year because of issues with transportation. Their doctor’s office may not be conveniently reachable by public transit, or they might have trouble transporting their entire family when child care is unavailable.

Prevention is key to a successful health care system. These missed appointments can lead to the deterioration of a person’s medical condition — and even greater health costs."

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

How Can Sustainable Transportation Practices Mitigate Climate Change?

Mobilizing the Region: "The panel conclusively shows that warming since the 1950s — when suburban development and transportation policy became much more auto-centric — has been unprecedented. In the United States, the automobile’s greenhouse gas emissions is the second-largest contributor to global warming from the transportation sector, which as a whole accounts for 28 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions. Car emissions are also the fastest growing source of U.S. GHG, with a 48 percent net increase in total emissions since 1990. And, transportation is the largest end-source of CO2 emissions, the most prevalent of greenhouse gases."

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Elekes named to Coast RTA board | Georgetown, South Carolina | Georgetown Times

Elekes named to Coast RTA board | Georgetown, South Carolina | Georgetown Times: "“Transportation has been an aspect of everything I've done in public policy work,” Elekes said, adding that he's looking forward to the opportunity and the challenges of working with Coast RTA, which serves Georgetown and Horry counties."

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

March was record month for Amtrak ridership

Amtrak set an all-time ridership record last month. | Photo: Transportation Nation
Wednesday Winners (& Losers) | Mobilizing the Region: "Amtrak – Amtrak ridership is up during the first six months of fiscal year 2013, and this past March saw the highest ridership of any month in Amtrak history."

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

NJ Transit customers stung by Sandy to get faster trains, more routes to Hoboken | NJ.com

NJ Transit customers stung by Sandy to get faster trains, more routes to Hoboken | NJ.com: "An additional 21 train routes will be added to the system beginning the week of March 24, including 15 on the Morris and Essex Lines, giving NJ Transit 679 of the 700 trains it had pre-Sandy, or 97 percent. It is 94 percent this week.

In addition, 19 trains that have been operating on truncated trips will be restored to full length, officials said."

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