After booting buses out of Public Square as part of a $50 million redesign, Mayor Frank Jackson now says the city is preparing to reopen the space to buses in March. That would end a seven-month closure that led to systemwide bus delays and gained national notoriety as a case study of how local governments mistreat bus riders.
All Aboard Ohio has issued an important, detailed report (CLICK HERE, 6.3 mb) and four-page summary (CLICK HERE, 1.3 mb) in time for consideration by Ohio’s elected officials as they debate the next two years of transportation spending. UPDATE: All Aboard Ohio gives testimony Feb. 22 to the Ohio House Finance Committee READ: AAO Testimony-Finance […]
With more American cities raising impressive sums to expand transit, the question of how to invest effectively is increasingly essential. So far, few places have hit on a policy combination that makes transit more useful to more people. To help cities "get transit right," Streetsblog is launching a new series about which transit strategies are working and which are not.
Transforming from a car city to a transit city is no easy task. Just ask Denver and Los Angeles, which have spent billions to build rail systems but struggled to reduce solo car commuting rates. But Seattle shows it can be done: The share of downtown commuters who drive alone dropped from 35 percent in 2010 to 30 percent last year.
- Ohio’s Sales Tax Changes Hammering COTA (Dispatch)
- RTA Temporarily Helped With One-Time Sales Tax Boost (Plain Dealer)
- Metro and Uber Team Up for Free Rides Home (Business Courier)
- New Bus Dedicated to Those Who Served Country (Lima News)
- Ottawa Hills Looking to Improve Safety Along Secor Road (Blade)
- Here’s How U.S. Transit Funding Might Change (Next City)
- Cities and Suburbs Require Too Much Parking at Transit Stations (Post)
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