Today I am attending a National Transit Institute (NTI) sponsored workshop on Transit Oriented Development. A little birdie has told me that other transit twiterati will be in attendance too! So be sure to follow today’s tweets from @mamakoid @KathyCornett @CrimSen05 @PinQueenCity @CityBeautiful21 and many others!
In the meantime, tell us what do you like to see near transit?
Whatever it is, just share what you like to see near transit, but don’t forget the hashtag #TransitThursday or we can’t hear you!
Happy #TransitThursday y’all!
This Sunday is Mother’s Day!
((hint)) ((hint)) if you haven’t bought your mother’s day card yet.
Many of our moms, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends that are moms rely on transit every day. So I thought, what a better way to celebrate transit this #TransitThursday than to celebrate the many Moms in Transit!
Some moms in transit even blog about their experiences, like Carla Saulter AKA @SeattleBusChick. If you don’t follow her tweets or her blog http://www.buschick.com/blog/, I highly recommend checking her out! Streetfilms has even featured her before: http://www.streetfilms.org/meet-seattles-bus-chick/
I LOVE that more and more moms are choosing transit over driving giant minivans or SUVs as a viable way to cart the kids around, run errands and to travel to work.
There’s even a Mom in Portland who has ditched her car and uses her bike to cart around her SIX kids!!! http://www.today.com/moms/biker-mama-mother-six-ditches-suv-super-sized-bike-998748 Now that’s awesome —> http://bikeportland.org/2012/06/28/with-six-kids-and-no-car-this-mom-does-it-all-by-bike-73731
So let’s celebrate the moms who ride transit! Share blogs and twitter handles or pics of moms who ride transit; tell their story! Share about your moms, sisters, aunts, cousins, or even your friends that are moms who rely on transit. How do they do it? Why do they do it?
Don’t have a story about a mom who rides transit? That’s OK! Share your story of where you plan to take your favorite mom this weekend using transit? Where are you going? What route will you take?
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I hope you are well celebrated on this glorious #TransitThursday! :-)
Justin (@BJustin) and I must be on the same wavelength today! Great #Transit minds MUST think alike ;-)
I sat down to write this post this morning thinking about all of the cool things to celebrate this week about transit. I started pulling together all of the celebrations, events and news stories that have happened this week and that are happening this month:
I needed to find a link I came across about celebrations this week, so I went to twitter. Right there on my #TransitThursday hashtag list were Justin’s tweets:
GREAT #TRANSIT MINDS THINK ALIKE!!!
There is really just much to celebrate in the transit world this week! Justin is right!!! While totally awesome transit and transportation-related events are happening this week and this month, we should celebrate the joy and positive impact of transportation everywhere…and not just #TransitThursday!
So for today’s topic:
#TransitThursday - Tell us what’s going on in YOUR community to celebrate #Transit! Share the news, the videos, the events, the announcements, the birthdays, the meetups, the pictures…whatever! Just don’t forget the hashtag #TransitThursday otherwise we can’t hear you!
Special thanks to @BJustin for inspiring today’s #TransitThursday topic!
ICYMI: Governor McCrory announced a new Strategic Mobility Funding Formula for NC this morning.
Listen to the video here:
My summary based on the video presentation:
o 40% of revenue allocated to State Tiered Projects
o “100% data driven.” Evaluates benefit-cost, e.g. reduced travel time v. project costs
o All modes compete
o Evaluated on existing congestion, economic competitiveness, freight & multi-modal criteria
o 40% of revenue allocated to Regional Tiered Projects
o Regions pair 14 divisions into 7 regions.
o All modes compete
o 70% data driven, 30% local decision-making (MPO, RPO, etc. nominated projects)
o Regional Tiered Projects will be evaluated on benefit-cost, connectivity, congestion, economic competitiveness & safety criteria
o Receive remainder of the money (20%)
o Funding would be split evenly over 10 years across all 14 divisions
o Division Projects would be evaluated 50% data / 50% local input.
o Criteria: benefit-cost, connectivity, shoulder width? & safety
Here is a copy of the official @NCDOT press release: