"Baseball requires resiliency, & traveling in my situation is the same way... I live in a world that is still largely not designed for me. But that doesn’t mean that, if you’re creative, you can’t make things work.”
"Knab was born with cerebral palsy.. He had gone to games in the past, but never alone..
At the end of the season, Knab will have gone to 77 of 81 home games for @CleGuardians -- all of which have been alone. He’s mastered Cleveland’s @GCRTA bus routes"
No to highway expansion. We must focus on maintenance of existing roadways and shifting the bulk of transportation funding to invest in pedestrian, bike and transit infrastructure. People need viable options to get around with out a car.
"You'll never be homeless in America—if you're a car."
There are a quarter of a billion cars in the U.S.—and 2 billion parking spaces.
The nation now builds more 3-car garages than 1-bedroom apartments.
@WalkerEvans@vachefg@the_transit_guy Ridership recovery to pre-pandemic levels has happened on fare free routes. With all-door boarding, this is something Columbus does for its downtown workers, and could be expanded strategically.
See: @Pgh4PubTransit advocacy for waived fares for EBT, SNAP, and WIC users
"Although government-led segregation is usually discussed as history, in the communities divided by these roads, considerable public health impacts persist. Increased investment in urban highways threatens to inflict further harm." - @SegByDesignnytimes.com/interactive/20…
I'm going to piss someone off but I don't care. Some of you on Transit Twitter are way too concerned about technical stuff that you completely miss the human element of transit. The lived experience of most transit users is not well represented in this space.
It's beautiful to see all the bus shelters popping up across the city. @BetterBusCo believes you should be able to sit or not have to wait in the elements for your bus to arrive. This is a basic function of the city.
@WalkerEvans@vachefg@the_transit_guy The lack of endorsement from the Franklin County Democrats for COTA and subsequent pulling of the transit ballot levy- followed by announcing service cuts- is not a good look from the ground level for riders in Central Ohio.
Two years ago we started the streetcar as zero-fare system. Since then, ridership has exploded, setting all time records & the @Connector_cincy is consistently one of the top five best performing transit systems in the country in terms of ridership compared to pre pandemic levels
I wish Columbus’ transportation network was as good as it was back in 1930.
We used to have 164 passenger trains *A DAY* and we haven’t had any since the late 1970s. That’s not even including the 303 interurbans a day we had in 1930.
@SarahIngles I’d normally agree, but the problem is that effective Monday, @COTABus massively cuts the service available to people living in Columbus. I don’t see how we justify expanding service to the burbs while cutting it in the city.