Thursday, October 27, 2011

Modesto: $60M in "leftover" #transit money went to roads

Daily Planning News: "In the past decade, the 10 agencies have used more than $60 million of leftover transit money on streets, according to StanCOG reports. That's more than one-third the $170 million total, all of which theoretically could have gone to buses and dial-a-ride.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Banksters' attempt to intimidate #occupyoakland will backfire

Occupy Oakland: "This morning [25-Oct-2011] at 5am over 500 police in riot gear from cities all over central California brutally attacked the Occupy Oakland encampment at 14th & Broadway. The police attacked the peaceful protest with flash grenades, tear gas, and rubber bullets after moving in with armored vehicles. Apparently the media was not allowed in to document this repression, and the police established barricades as far apart as 11th and 17th. Over 70 people were arrested and the camp gear was destroyed and/or stolen by the riot police."

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Friday, October 21, 2011

San Diego: Help stop sprawl

A ‘People’s Plan’ for San Diego TRANSIT: Request for Support | transitsandiego: "Our San Diego regional leaders are set to approve a sprawl-first model of sustainability that will set a precedent for the nation. Instead of achieving sustainability goals, this Plan will only serve to promote further sprawl and greenhouse gas emissions, perpetuating poor land use and traffic congestion.

We still have an opportunity to press for a better solution. Email SANDAG and tell them NO on the 2050 RTP/SCS/EIR – not when there’s a better alternative."

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Traffic congestion costs you $750 per year

Press Release — Urban Mobility Information: "The 2011 Urban Mobility Report, published by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, illustrates congested conditions in 2010 on a number of levels:
The amount of delay endured by the average commuter was 34 hours, up from 14 hours in 1982.
The cost of congestion is more than $100 billion, nearly $750 for every commuter in the U.S.
“Rush hour” is six hours of not rushing anywhere.
Congestion is becoming a bigger problem outside of “rush hour,” with about 40 percent of the delay occurring in the mid-day and overnight hours, creating an increasingly serious problem for businesses that rely on efficient production and deliveries."

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