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Explaining Public Transit to the Public
Posted By Brad Aaron On February 8, 2013 @ 10:42 am In Network Roundup | 7 Comments
Jarrett Walker at Network Blog Human Transit  points us to a video from the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, in west-central Florida, which has produced a series of educational shorts on how its buses work. The latest episode of “Bus Buzz” addresses the myth of the empty bus. Using video from bus security cameras, a PSTA spokesperson explains how ridership ebbs and flows depending on the route and time of day.
This ingenious public relations campaign would translate well to most any transit system, regardless of size. With so many transit agencies trying to improve service, often while suffering from budget woes, there’s plenty of fodder for this kind of public outreach.
Elsewhere today: The Wash Cycle  dissects the arguments in favor of a bill that would make bike helmets mandatory in Maryland; Bike Portland  gauges reaction to President Obama’s pick for Interior secretary; and Green Lane Project Blog  examines how cyclist stress influences bike maps.
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URLs in this post:
 Human Transit: http://www.humantransit.org/2013/02/countering-the-empty-buses-myth-with-video.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HumanTransit+%28Human+Transit%29
 The Wash Cycle: http://www.thewashcycle.com/2013/02/maryland-lawmaker-defends-mandatory-helmet-bill.html
 Bike Portland: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BikePortland/~3/HcIv3SxtIcc/bike-advocates-respond-to-obamas-interior-secretary-pick-82702
 Green Lane Project Blog: http://greenlaneproject.org/blog/view/mapping-comfort-how-psychological-stress-influences-bike-maps
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