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Comparing transit in 10 Cleveland communities

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/20/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

85.3% of all jobs in Cuyahoga County are located within a half-mile of a transit stop. That is well above the U.S. average of 61.1%. And yet, only 5.17% of commuters in the county use transit. Probably due to factors like the frequency—or how often the bus comes near to their home and their work—and what can be reached with...

<br />The AllTransit tool from Center for Neighborhood Technology displays many things about transit access - like this map showing jobs near transit in Cuyahoga County. <br /><br /><br /><br />

Mode share makes car lite trip more viable

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/04/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Driving

Like many families, we took a trip over spring break. We made part of our plan to reduce both personal and environmental costs in our choice of transportation modes.

<br />On the platform of the Los Angeles Metro<br />View from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner.<br />At Union Station in Los Angeles<br />Streecar and cyclists in San Diego<br />Waiting room at Sante Fe train station in San Diego<br />Taxi in Tijuana, Mexico<br />Riding the Red Line home in Cleveland.
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Cleveland transit advocates take aim at state leaders and Waterfront Line

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/21/16 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

As Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority opened a two week schedule of public hearings on its proposed 3% cut to service and a fare hike, a group of transit riders rallied peacefully but with emotions on display outside its downtown office, calling on the agency to re-consider their decision.

Peaceful but pointed <br />A big turnout of protesters to service cuts and fare increase at RTA include Reverend Pamela Pinkney Butts who said that riders will not have their voices silenced by state leaders.<br /><br />Riders on the RTA HealthLine, a success story showing how transit can be at the center of revitalization when investments are made.

Transit is Cleveland's ticket to liberty, Jarrett Walker tells church crowd

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/02/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Transportation

Respected transit consultant and author of the book “Human Transit” Jarrett Walker opened his keynote address of the Mobility Matters series held at downtown Cleveland’s Old Stone Church with the now famous image (seen below). The City of Münster, Germany set up the shot to make a point about the efficiencies of space. “It’s one of the irrefutable arguments for transit,”...

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Greater Cleveland RTA hears from angry customers about fare hike, service cuts

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/01/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Board / Committee of the Whole revisited the discussion it tabled in January about how it will close the $7 million gap it approved in its 2016 budget.

<br />RTA is proposing to cut service on the Green Line train, the Waterfront Line and four percent of its bus lines because of a $7 million budget shortfall.

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