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Reason #4 most Americans don’t ride transit: Lack of privacy and security

Reason #4 most Americans don’t ride transit: Lack of privacy and security

For potential transit riders, perception trumps reality. A woman may only have to suffer one or two experiences with groping or other forms of sexual harassment before she decides to never ride transit again.

By · January 16, 2017 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Reason #3 most Americans don’t ride transit: It’s expensive

Reason #3 most Americans don’t ride transit: It’s expensive

Bottom line: If you already have a car, the variable cost of taking your car on any particular trip will be far less than the cost of riding transit.

By Randal O'Toole · January 13, 2017 · 0 comments · Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Reason #2 why most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t go where you want to go

Reason #2 why most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t go where you want to go

Making transit systems work for more people would require using more small-box transit: small buses, vans, and so forth.

By Randal O'Toole · January 12, 2017 · 0 comments · Denver, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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Reason #1 why most Americans don’t ride transit: It’s slow

Taken as a whole, urban transit averages 14.1 mph, less than half the speed of driving in most cities.

By Randal O'Toole · January 11, 2017 · 0 comments · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Weld Clerk and Recorder speaks up about commissioners’ finger pointing

Weld Clerk and Recorder speaks up about commissioners’ finger pointing

How about you just let me do what I’m supposed to do as clerk and recorder. I answer to the public not to them. Let me do my job. And vice versa. I’m tired of them dragging me into this. They need to explain their actions and answer the public concerns. Stop diverting the attention away from themselves.

By Sherrie Peif · January 10, 2017 · 0 comments · Sherrie Peif, Weld County
A conflict of visions on transportation funding

A conflict of visions on transportation funding

Senator Cooke cautioned upon the necessity of having new road funds entirely committed to road transportation projects.

By Bruce Baker · January 9, 2017 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Gender wage gap myth still being perpetuated

Gender wage gap myth still being perpetuated

It shouldn’t take an economist to understand that if fewer women study feminist theory in college and more women study electrical engineering, they will have access to higher-paying jobs.

By Paul Prentice Ph.D. · January 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized
Caldara: Counting those “and that’s why Trump won” moments

Caldara: Counting those “and that’s why Trump won” moments

Watching the leftist meltdown following the election is one of the greatest spectacles I’ve ever enjoyed.

By Jon Caldara · January 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Jon Caldara, National
Performance should trump seniority in teacher layoffs

Performance should trump seniority in teacher layoffs

School districts have a responsibility to ensure that every student is taught by a great teacher — even when financial times are hard.

By Ross Izard · January 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Ross Izard
Suburbs still the dominant American lifestyle, even for Millennials

Suburbs still the dominant American lifestyle, even for Millennials

Much of the city/suburb debate is a struggle over who gets to tax residents of an urban area.

By Randal O'Toole · December 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation, Uran Renewal