Tag: transportation economics

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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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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Some electric vehicle charging stations cost as much as gas

Some electric vehicle charging stations cost as much as gas

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

At little more than 45,000 yearly, sales of zero-emission vehicles may be woefully anemic, but the charging stations that fuel them are doing brisk business. Miami-based CarCharging Group, for instance, has acquired four companies that boast networks of high-voltage electric vehicle charging stations, totaling 13,430 in all. CEO and founder Michael Farkas believes that the […]

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