National Public Radio spotlights our very own Emery Go-Round as part of an ongoing series Titled “The Way We Get To Work“. A curious time for the service to get the attention of the national media as rapid growth & financial constraints have threatened the future of the free service outlined in this recent post.
Listen to the Podcast here:
How A Free Bus Shuttle Helped Make A Small Town Take Off
by RICHARD GONZALES
November 13, 2013 3:22 AM
What’s known as the “last mile” of a commute can be the Holy Grail for many city transportation planners. How do you get people from their major mode of transportation – like a train station – to their final destination?
Perhaps your last mile is a drive home from a subway or train station — but these days, many cities and towns are trying to eliminate cars as much as possible. Some are planning for streetcars to take commuters on that last leg. Others rely on buses. In Emeryville, Calif., 10 miles east of San Francisco, the local businesses helped reinvent the city by providing a free shuttle service as a solution to this last mile problem.
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