Thursday, September 3, 2009 - By Ben Berkowitz - No comments
Updated 09.09.09: Community members wear red t-s to support bolt bus coming to New Haven: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/archives/2009/09/buses_encourage.php
I took a trip to Philadelphia recently via bolt bus after a few New Haveners turned me on to it via an email discussing the potential of a New Haven stop for the Internet Enabled discount bus service.
When I returned from my Bolt bus trip I was on the band wagon and gave a shot at using SeeClickFix to get the city's help to lure Bolt Bus. Enter http://seeclickfix.com/issues/7425
The issue description read, "If you want Bolt Bus or similar to run a line from New Haven, CT to New York Click I want this fixed too and add your email.
Bolt bus has wireless Internet, outlets, leather seats and its cheap. You can also put a bicycle under neath for free."
The issue was posted about a month ago and there 172 comments supporting a bolt bus including this one from the City's Office of Economic Development, "The City of New Haven is committed to getting Bolt Bus to add us to their route. Working with area partners that share this goal, we are sending the company extensive demographic and marketing materials to show that New Haven would be a profitable addition to their business. We are asking the company to check out this ticket at seeclickfix to gauge community interest--so keep the posts and links coming!
Deputy Economic Development Administrator
City of New Haven"
The Yale Daily News Reported today that, "The Board of Alderman will vote this Tuesday on a resolution to support the addition of a New Haven stop to the BoltBus, a coach service owned by Greyhound Lines."
"(Alderman)Morehead said he was prompted to draft the resolution one month ago, after he saw a popular discussion thread about bringing the BoltBus to New Haven on SeeClickFix.com, a popular community Web site."
Whether the economy is right for Bolt Bus to add another line is another story but hopefully they are following the thread on SeeClickFix and will look to New Haven as their next stop to add.
SeeClickFix is about Citizens, Governments, Media, Universities, and Private Industries communicating openly and collaboratively to get things fixed.
Thanks Alderman Morehead and Ms. Bonanno
See the Yale Daily News Article Here
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