USE of BUSES * USA - Surprise! Americans Want Public Transportation
New poll shows that most Americans want to see more funding for public transportation
Washington,DC,USA -Autopia, by Keith Barry -March 30, 2010: ... In a survey commissioned by the transportation advocacy group Transportation For America (T4), pollsters asked Americans what priorities they’d like to see in an upcoming transportation bill that will replace 2005’s SAFETEA-LU... It may come as a shock to anyone whose town’s main road features parking lots, strip malls and no mass transit to speak of that most Americans (82 percent) would like to see expanded public transportation that makes better use of rail and buses... Similarly, though 73 percent of respondents said they have “no choice” but to drive most places, the majority said they’d rather be getting to work, school or vacation some other way — specifically, on a bus, on a bike or on foot... Support for public transportation was strongest in urban areas and in the Northeast, but a full 58 percent nationwide said that more money should be spent on bus, rail and other public transit...
* New York - SU sees increase in green transportation
Syracuse,NY,USA -The Daily Orange, by Beckie Strum -March 31, 2010: -- Eco-friendly transportation is on the rise on the Syracuse University campus, according to data collected by SU Parking and Transit Services over the past two years... Centro bus service and Parking and Transit Services are seeing an increase in the number of campus community members riding buses and registering for Zipcars... The number of bus riders on campus has increased from 2 million in the 2008 fiscal year to 2.2 million in the 2009 fiscal year, said Steven Koegel, director for marketing and communications for Centro... In addition to the eco-friendly practice of sharing cars, the cars themselves are energy-efficient. The SU Zipcars include two hybrids and two four-cylinder, fuel-efficient vehicles... In order to keep up with demand, the program added three more vehicles in the fall of 2009... Currently, there are 325 students registered in the program, as well as 28 faculty and staff members and four campus departments... (Photo by Taylor Miller)
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