public transportation http://wamc.org en Johnstown Mayor Wants More Public Transportation http://wamc.org/post/johnstown-mayor-wants-more-public-transportation <p>The Mayor of Johnstown, New York is exploring the possibility of expanding public transportation in the Fulton County region.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius said he has expressed his interest in expanding public transportation through the city with Gloversville Mayor Dalton King.</p><p>“I’m just having preliminary discussions, just casual talking with the mayor, just to find out what it would cost us to reinitiate the bus service, and that’s the extent of it at this point,” said Julius.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:06:16 +0000 Lucas Willard 85889 at http://wamc.org Johnstown Mayor Wants More Public Transportation BRTA To Roll Out Electronic Charlie Card http://wamc.org/post/brta-roll-out-electronic-charlie-card <p>People using public transportation in western Massachusetts will soon be able to tap into 21<sup>st</sup> century technology.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 82349 at http://wamc.org BRTA To Roll Out Electronic Charlie Card Report Shows Link Between Mobile Technology and Public Transportation http://wamc.org/post/report-shows-link-between-mobile-technology-and-public-transportation <p>A recent study finds internet and social media use could be linked to a decline in private, personal transportation.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 74763 at http://wamc.org Report Shows Link Between Mobile Technology and Public Transportation Saratoga Springs Hosts New York Public Transit Expo http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-springs-hosts-new-york-public-transit-expo <p></p><p></p><p>The leaders of the businesses and agencies that support public transportation in New York are meeting for a two-day conference in Saratoga Springs. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that the industry is focusing on forging new partnerships. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:49:48 +0000 Lucas Willard 73467 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Springs Hosts New York Public Transit Expo Berkshire Democrats Back Plan To Reinstate Tolls On Mass Pike http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-democrats-back-plan-reinstate-tolls-mass-pike <p></p><p>Democratic lawmakers in the Berkshires have voiced their support for a transportation budget that would reinstate tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike from the New York border through Springfield.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:00:53 +0000 Lucas Willard 68040 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Democrats Back Plan To Reinstate Tolls On Mass Pike Report: Driving Boom Is Over http://wamc.org/post/report-driving-boom-over <p></p><p>A new report from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group highlighting the decline in the average number of miles driven by the average American is supporting the call for investments in public education in the commonwealth.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The report released by the MASSPIRG Education Fund titled “A New Direction: Our Changing Relationship with Driving and the Implications for America’s Future” says that on average, the amount of miles driven by Americans has been on the decline for the past eight years.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 00:50:54 +0000 Lucas Willard 64788 at http://wamc.org Report: Driving Boom Is Over Berkshire Group Launches Grassroots Public Transit Campaign http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-group-launches-grassroots-public-transit-campaign <p>A recently launched grassroots campaign advocating for improved public transportation in the Berkshires is now online, and some are hoping that it will catch on in communities across Massachusetts.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Wish I Had Transit campaign was recently launched by volunteers in the Northern Berkshires, in less than two weeks since the idea of using social media to demonstrate the need for improved public transportation was discussed at a community forum in North Adams.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:07:28 +0000 Lucas Willard 60409 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Group Launches Grassroots Public Transit Campaign Northern Berkshire Residents Press Lawmakers for Transportation Funding http://wamc.org/post/northern-berkshire-residents-press-lawmakers-transportation-funding <p></p><p>Concerned members of the Northern Berkshire community gathered in North Adams Friday to participate in an open discussion on their current and future public transportation needs.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:02:53 +0000 Lucas Willard 59475 at http://wamc.org Northern Berkshire Residents Press Lawmakers for Transportation Funding Think Tank Urges Transportation Investment in Mass. Gateway Cities http://wamc.org/post/think-tank-urges-transportation-investment-mass-gateway-cities <p></p><p>A new report by Massachusetts think-tank MassINC shows a significant economic impact from the lack of adequate public transportation available in Gateway Cities.</p><p></p><p>The report released this week titled “Reinventing Transit: Investing in Public Transportation for Strong Gateway Cities Economies” reveals that the inadequate public transportation systems in place in mid-size, post-industrial cities in the commonwealth not only hinder workers, but also contribute to below-average labor force participation.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:13:25 +0000 Lucas Willard 58780 at http://wamc.org Think Tank Urges Transportation Investment in Mass. Gateway Cities MassDOT Board Hears Comments from Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/massdot-board-hears-comments-berkshires <p>Local leaders in Berkshire County submitted their comments to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation yesterday in North Adams. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that officials made it clear to the board that funding to the county’s public transportation is inadequate.</p><p>At the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s monthly board meeting, held in North Adams yesterday afternoon, local officials brought their complaints with them to the 7-member board.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:08:16 +0000 Lucas Willard 49282 at http://wamc.org MassDOT Board Hears Comments from Berkshires