On April 12, I attended a City Council meeting hearing where SunTran transit fare increases were being voted upon. The reason for a fare increase in the first place was a decline in SunTran funding –> a result of City of Tucson cuts –> a result of the Great Recession. Basically, it came down to… Continue reading Summary: City Council Meeting Regarding Transit Fare Increases
It feels like 2008 all over again. Gas prices are on the rise and suddenly everyone is dusting off the bike or the fuel efficient four door. SUV’s have gone back out of vogue and in some metro areas, transit use is on the rise. Of course, transit use has not risen nearly as dramatically… Continue reading Looking Past the Present
Today, I came across this great article from the site Next American City. The article basically discusses the problem with federal money being distributed to state governments: Indeed, the strength of state governments in making transportation decisions is one of the primary culprits for the highway-dependent state of the American landscape, in addition to the… Continue reading Power to the People: Take Power from the States and Give It to the CITIES!