budget · fare increase · money · SunTran · transit · Tucson

Summary: City Council Meeting Regarding Transit Fare Increases

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

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Living Streets Alliance · SunTran · transit · transportation · Tucson · University of Arizona

Tucson Transit Task Force and Imagine Greater Tucson: Methods of Shaping Our Future

April 6: First Tucson Transit Task Force Meeting – I met with small group of people from the Living Streets Alliance and from other local groups to brainstorm a strategy for addressing issues of transit funding, expansion and awareness. I learned much about the history of transit in Tucson, from the relationships between the various… Continue reading Tucson Transit Task Force and Imagine Greater Tucson: Methods of Shaping Our Future

bikes · car sharing · Living Streets Alliance · LSA · SunTran · technology · transit · transportation · Tucson

Rethinking the Automobile: Communal Carsharing

American transportation, and especially “alternative” and “sustainable” transportation, is sometimes framed in a black and white, “car vs. everyone else” context. This type of framing is especially prevalent among certain portions of the population that only uses single occupancy vehicles to travel around. Since single occupancy vehicles use the majority of public road space, some… Continue reading Rethinking the Automobile: Communal Carsharing

ABQ Ride · Albuquerque · frequency · frequency mapping · Human Transit · Jarrett Walker · local · map · maps · planning · regional · Spain · Spanish · SunTran · system map · transit · transportation · Tucson

Goodbye ABQ Ride, Hola España

I have not posted for a long time. This has been due to the fact that I have been extremely busy working at the ABQ Ride offices and preparing to study abroad in Alcala de Henares, España. This summer, I had a paid internship at ABQ Ride. During my time there, I managed to accomplish… Continue reading Goodbye ABQ Ride, Hola España