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PIRG: Ohio millennials want transit investment, not highways

PIRG: Ohio millennials want transit investment, not highways

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Young Ohioans are opting for public transit over cars, and they’re thinking about their time — and the environment. The Ohio PIRG Education Fund, a consumer group, just released a study of college students’ attitudes on driving and public transit. Turns out, millennials are “seeking a different transportation future, one that allows them to drive […]

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What makes a successful Bus Rapid Transit line?

What makes a successful Bus Rapid Transit line?

| March 20, 2015

Thirty-one million-plus people around the world make their way each day via BRT, or bus rapid transit. As The City Fix reports, over the last 15 years a “BRT boom” has meant a major move in favor of sustainable transport. New research recently debuted at the Transforming Transportation 2015 conference investigates how the built environment […]

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Study: Media distortion affects perceptions of transit safety

Study: Media distortion affects perceptions of transit safety

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Public transit disasters may make for splashier headlines than car crashes, but in reality riding public transit is much safer than traveling by car — and the implications for community safety are enormous. A study from Todd Litman at the Victoria Transport Policy Institute reveals just how safe, and the estimates are startling: Bus riders are 60 […]

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Tax subsidies for mass transit riders shrink in 2014

Tax subsidies for mass transit riders shrink in 2014

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

December is over, and pocketbooks should be regaining their former heft as the costs typically associated with the holidays expire. Not so for mass-transit riders. Before 2013 ended, Congress shrank the allowed amount of pre-tax income that employers could set aside for staff who commute to work on public transit. The drop from $245 to […]

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