Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Breaking story being tracked….

Over the five years we’ve been in the ‘media outlet’ business, we’ve developed a finely honed nose for emerging news, and in some cases, we’ve been the first to report on them.  Some stories have led to Florida University roots, some have led elsewhere.

As part of growing our ‘corporate’ ability to bring the “Other Side” of the news to you, we’ve been fortunate to employ a number of ‘field correspondents’ who give us leads for the sheer enjoyment of doing so.  They find satisfaction knowing they contribute to a more informed public, a common good in the broadest sense.

In that vein, word comes to us today, from a source we are not at liberty to disclose, that a new player is about to join the ‘public transit’ discourse.  We’re told that an organization calling itself Bus Riders Northeast, at least for now, is forming, and that it will advocate for buses as a reliable, flexible, sustainable, environmentally sensitive, cost effective means of public transit.  And an extremely attractive alternative to rail transit.

We have few details at the moment, but we’re determined to ‘check the traps’ to further develop this story.  Our source for this report tells us that the group formed because they’re tired of the propaganda promulgated by TrainRiders Northeast, which advocates for the Amtrak Downeaster, and the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority responsible for funding and managing that service.

We’ll keep you posted as this story unfolds.  We expect heightened interest in the subject of subsidized public transit modalities as a result, and that seems to us a good thing.

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                        New MCI zoom Bus

Who knows, though, where the tracks of this story will take us?

All aboard!

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