Archive for tag: Bus
New accessibility measures consider the ways expanded transportation options (transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling) and land use decisions (greater density, mix of uses) can achieve the same outcome—getting to destinations—via shorter trips and via modes that use less road capacity.
Collaboration with Transportation Options has helped families eliminate barriers and get to employment and child care. It has empowered them to get a job or get out in the community, get groceries. Over 90 percent of our families are fleeing domestic violence or have experienced family violence during their lifetimes. Gaining skills of self-sufficiency is really important for them. Being able to be independent, and having support while they are learning how to do that, has been vital.
Our metro-area bus system has not had a significant expansion in 10 years! This has left too many people struggling to get where they need to go, with a significant mismatch between available service and jobs. What's needed to make planned improvements a reality?
TLC is at the national Rail~Volution conference in Dallas, speaking about strategic campaigns to build support for multimodal transportation. What ideas about rethinking streets, transportation systems, and use of public space had attendees and presenters buzzing on day one?
The Twin Cities metro area continues to make important, incremental progress toward building a regional system of transitways and strengthening the bus system.