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Bus fares set to climb

A quick primer on local bus fares and ridership, and whether (and how) to raise those numbers.
Transport Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 29, 2010
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Pinga! your incumbent

Phillipe + Jorge were thrilled to see the upset victory by baker Michael Pinga over incumbent state Senator “Snarlin’ Steve” Alves in their Democratic primary race.
The more turnover at Halitosis Hall, the better, we say
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 17, 2008
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Traffic Jammed

It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008
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Traffic Jammed

It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008
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What I learned from Free Fare Friday

Truth be told, I am an elitist asshole who rarely takes the bus.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 23, 2008
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RIPTA drones thrown under the bus

Beautiful! The people responsible for the longstanding mishandling of RIPTA have earned their brownie points, but little else.
It’s high time for a better mass transit system
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 23, 2008


Metro sucks, you all

I just read the December 7 article by Dave Brady and he seems to have missed two salient points about why riding the Metro here in Portland sucks royally.
Letters to the Portland editor: December 14, 2007
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  December 12, 2007

Letters to the Portland editor: September 28, 2007

Renovate the pier for heavy bus traffic to arrive at shipside as is done in every port in the Mediterranean.
Maine state pier ideas
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  September 26, 2007
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Ride, don't drive

This summer, with price gouging at the pumps at an all-time high, motoring vacations promise to be an even more miserable travel experience than usual.
Oil companies gouge us every time we get behind the wheel, so try a no-car vacation
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 11, 2007
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Bad Boston

Why are Bostonians so damn mean?
27 things that drive us crazy about the city we love
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 17, 2007
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Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3

The wonder of Robyn Hitchcock isn’t so much that he can write a line like “Fuck me baby, I’m a trolley bus” as that he can use it in a way that makes emotional sense.
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By BRETT MILANO  |  October 30, 2006


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It is a bit dismaying that public transportation gets so little consideration here, particularly in Portland and its environs, where the buses are frequent and plentiful enough to make them a viable transportation choice.
Portland's public transit system gets around. So why are we still so tied to our cars?
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 12, 2006
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T-easing pollution

The T: we love to hate it; we hate to take it; we take it everywhere.
A series of air-clearing public-transit projects, mapped out in the early ’90s, remain controversial — and incomplete
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 17, 2006