First, the good news: The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Agency (GCRTA) reported this week that—polar vortexes aside—2014 saw positive growth in transit riders, totalling 49.25 million. RTA has charted four straight years of growth in a tough economic climate, with the largest increase, a big 6.7%, coming in Paratransit riders who, because of their disabilities, are unable to independently travel...more
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When the City of Cleveland adopted Complete Streets in 2011, it activated a conversation in Northeast Ohio.
We tend not to think of Departments of Transportation as hotbeds of innovation. And that’s too bad. Because state DOTs in a handful of cases have been active in creating vibrant, bike and transit-connected places (see Minneapolis and Davis, California—considered the most bike friendly cities in America). This is a story about how DOTs overcame Cold War-era thinking, and, just...
In a June 2014 interview with GCBL, Northeast Ohio’s top transportation official, Grace Gallucci, promised sweeping reforms and a new era of fiscal responsibility at NOACA. A former budget director at RTA, Gallucci said that the region needs to align its priorities with the rest of the country’s. Job one would be to bring existing roads into a state of...
When Cleveland passed its Complete Streets ordinance in 2011, it was hailed as a watershed moment. The city was struggling, as it is now, to meet the needs of a large population living in poverty and also attract new, younger residents. Complete Streets presented possibilities for both.
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- The answer is technically ‘yes’ (at least, we’re very close to finding out). https://t.co/wmE5qVlHT8
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- #transit in #Cleveland is a major part of this report. Shld be interesting. https://t.co/4ouEpuLEao
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- Akron is about to resuscitate its dead mall for all the wrong reasons. https://t.co/r8g8dQs929
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