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MTS To Cut Sunday Bus Service, But Improve Trolley Service

The reconfiguration of the trolley to force fewer transfers is a very smart thing that we need for smooth, convenienet rides. However, do not be fooled that this in any way will make up for the rides being lost due to extreme cuts in Sunday bus service. The trolley hardly runs on Sundays.

In SD, transit is not sexy, and not enough people talk about it in oder to press upon their legislators to do someting about it. Conversely, regional planners are greatly depending on transit as an alternative to driving as our region grows. We need to have support from our leaders, not just the elected ones, to fund a robust transit service that is desirable enough for households only to have one car. The mobility of the future will not be designed to accomodate another million residents, with another million vehicles. Its not good for our health, our wallets, the air we breathe or the atmosphere. Transit has got to be a good choice, or no one will choose to take it.

February 12, 2010 at 2:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report Offers Recommendations For Reducing San Diego's Carbon Footprint

Actually, the biggest thing we can do to fight pollution and carbon dioxide is to reduce our Vehicle Miles Traveled. Transportation accounts for 46% of our local GhG emissions, more then any other sector. By reducing our driving by 3.2 miles/person/day (which would get us as the national average for daily miles driven in large cities) we could reduce our carbon and other Green House Gasses (GhG) emitted by 4,500 tons per day, or 1.6 million tons per year. In the carbon offset market, that is worth about $30-$80 million annually in carbon efficiencies! By implementing more effective transit projects that support compact development, we can attract new riders to transit, get more people biking and walking to get to transit and help get to our AB 32 GhG emission reduction goals.

December 7, 2009 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )