For most Americans, transportation takes a big bite out of their budget. And with gas in short supply across the southeast and increased economic concerns, people are watching every dollar they spend.
Recent statistics show more people are turning to public transportation than ever before. According to the American Public Transportation Association, public transit ridership reached the highest level in 50 years in 2007 and has already seen a 5.2 percent increase in 2008. Studies have shown that by taking public transportation instead of using a second or third car, the average household could save about $9600 a year. In addition to being cheaper, public transportation also uses less energy and is six to ten times more efficient than a private vehicle.
To find out how much you can save, the APTA offers an online calculator at *******www.apta****.
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There is a reason that no one in Los Angeles takes public transit.
Not content to confine itself to modes of personal conveyance, Google Maps has turned its attention to offering public transit directions in jurisdictions that have opted in. A Internet tutorial series by butterscotch****.
This is my performance of Jay Sankey's Public Transit.
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This is a trick by a great magician name Jay Sankey.
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Rapid river transit clip from “Ho Asked Me to Go”, a free Intrepid Berkeley Explorer video of an exciting trip to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. It features Bangkok, Angkor Wat, Cambodian court dancing, both north and south Vietnam, including Hanoi’s water puppet theater, the Great Sacred Stupa of Laos, & Luang Prabang with its dazzling Buddhist temples. To enjoy all of this film, and over 30 other free, non-commercial, streaming travel videos from every continent, plus still pictures, please click on Related Link below, which takes you to my Video Page; or ask a search engine for: Intrepid Berkeley Explorer
The Town of Banff in Banff National Park has switched its public transit system to hybrid buses.
In this third episode of Tales From The National Highway Safety Administration, Moe Rodnick is back to riding public transit, as he treks the path of his daily life, all because his 2003 Honda Accord is back in the shop. While living life by a bus schedule is sometime difficult, the people Moe has met on his daily commute and the reliability and dependability of the bus, as opposed to his 2003Honda Accord, is reassuring. Hoping to “animate” some of the endless complaints about the 2003 Honda Accord, I have decided to bring to life these real complaints posted about this car on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s web-site: *******www.safercar.gov, in a new web series entitled “Tales From The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “
For those of you who don’t already know, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has over 1200 complaints on file about the 2003 Honda Accord. Of the 1232 complaints (as of October 26, 2010) referred to this agency, 437 fall into the "power train: automatic transmission category."
Information from the NHTSA web-site reveals that in the 2003 Honda Accord, catastrophic transmission failure occurs quickly and many times at highway speeds. The complaints from NHTSA are mostly similar to each other in that the vast majority of the failures happen suddenly at higher speeds and the car's occupant(s) are often unsafely jolted forward while coming to a near stop in the travel lanes.
This is a serious safety issue. Coming to a near complete stop from 60 or 70 miles per hour, in some reported cases, has resulted in some injuries and will eventually result in someone's death.
In April of 2004, Honda issued a recall on the automatic transmissions of Honda Accords, Odysseys, Pilots and Acura 3.2CL and 3.2TL models. According to Honda's own press release, "this condition may lead to gear breakage and possible locking of the vehicle's transmission, creating a potential safety hazard." The very same potential failures cited in the 2004 recall have become frequent for owners of these vehicles in the years subsequent to the recall and the resulting "transmission lockup", referred to in the recall, that "could result in a crash" has become a reality for many.
Honda was supposed to fix the problem when it issued the 2004 recall, however, it appears the company tried to do the cheapest thing for its bottom line in an attempt to have these vehicles fail after the warranty had expired. By not fixing the problem they are putting lives at risk.
Check back soon for more “Tales From The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”
NHTSA Complaints Featured In This Episode:
#10361593, #10361471, # 10361897 and # 10361357
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We are on our way to Ashland, Oregon on Amtrak! We love public transportation because it's good for the environment, good for the soul, and good for kicking back and enjoying the passing scenery.
In this episode, we cover:
-Our love of planes, trains, and bicycles!
-How you can incorporate these methods into your life
Just a quick update from us on the road! Sending our love to you!
WE LOVE YOU!
Jenny & Otis
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