Public Transportation http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - November 14th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-november-14th-2013 <p>Energy planners gathered in Carbondale this week to compare notes and strategize about funding.</p><p>The Town of Basalt approves a home for senior citizens. Now, there’s an effort underway to recruit residents.</p><p>Snowmass Village takes a stab at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The town has some of the highest per capita in the nation.</p><p>An independent study finds the Roaring Fork Valley’s mass transit system means big savings for residents.</p><p>We find out whether Lance Armstrong had anything to do with death threats against the national agency to prevent doping.</p><p>We’ll wrap up with the latest from our Road to Sochi series. Olympic hopeful Meg Olenick aims to be one of the first compete in a sport new to the winter games.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 10286 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - November 14th, 2013 Study: Roaring Fork Valley Bus Service Worth the Investment http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/study-roaring-fork-valley-bus-service-worth-investment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley are saving millions of dollars thanks to the local bus system. That's the conclusion of an independent assessment. It says </span>RFTA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> service reduces commute times, increases public safety and cuts down on the number of car miles traveled per year. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10139 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Study: Roaring Fork Valley Bus Service Worth the Investment Aspen Ideas Festival - Transportation in the 21st Century http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-ideas-festival-transportation-21st-century <p>Transportation for the 21st Century</p><p>Americans took over 10 billion trips on public transit in 2012—that’s the highest number since 1957. At the same time, 2013 has been dubbed the year of the bikeshare as more and more cities establish their own bikeshare programs. As Americans in both urban and rural communities increasingly demand a wider range of transportation options, what can local and federal transportation planners do to give them what they want? Ray LaHood will offer his vision of what the next generation of transportation looks like—from high-speed bullet trains to smart cars capable of talking to one another. You can be sure that it won’t be your grandparents’ transportation system.<br><br>Ray LaHood &amp; Ronald Brownstein</p><p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:59:01 +0000 Rob St. Mary 3759 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Ideas Festival - Transportation in the 21st Century