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Re: “A former Nashvillian attempts to get around on our public transit, with mixed results

Why can't the county's boardering Davidson get together and make a regonal bus or transportation system and get it to operate the way chicago and NY city's do. I would do away with one of my cars.

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Posted by Damian on 10/09/2014 at 11:26 AM

Re: “A former Nashvillian attempts to get around on our public transit, with mixed results

Angela, mass transit only makes sense when it goes where the demand is. It has to serve high density areas. MTA is constantly evaluating demand and adjusting routes to meet it. There are actually some routes that go around town and avoid downtown.

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by David Stewart on 10/09/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “A former Nashvillian attempts to get around on our public transit, with mixed results

when I was young ( in the 60's) i rode the bus for fun, since my grandfather was a bus driver. Sometimes , I would ride with him all day. At the end of the day, we would turn the driving duties over to the evening driver, and get off the bus at the downtown hub ( for lack of a better word) then a car (from the bus company) would take us back to the garage where grandad parked his car. Ironic?

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Posted by Randy Mayes on 10/09/2014 at 10:51 AM

Re: “A former Nashvillian attempts to get around on our public transit, with mixed results

Our bus system should provide bus service about every 15 to 20 minutes. If we provided buses at that interval which were on routes that 80 percent of the population could walk to in less than 10 minutes, we'd see usage and attitudes change. But, we'd have to invest in such a system before people would begin to really use it (because they would know it's there). And investing in public transportation costs more money than taxpayers and politicians are willing to fund. Unfortunately, a failure to invest in a real 24/7/365 bus system for Davidson County now will prove to have been very shortsighted in about 10 years.

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Posted by nashvillian on 10/09/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “A former Nashvillian attempts to get around on our public transit, with mixed results

"I am not the Ferdinand Magellan of Nashville's bus system." Perhaps not, Daniel Potter. But you ARE the Hernando de Soto of comedic free-association.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kim Green on 10/09/2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “A former Nashvillian attempts to get around on our public transit, with mixed results

I am NOT a bus rider as making my way to work via downtown would be idiocy. I need to go ACROSS the southeast side of town, not to downtown 6 miles to catch another bus that would then come back 6 miles up and across five miles. the routes make no sense. Why is the city trying to get affluent people to ride the buses when the people who NEED the buses cannot get to work on the routes we have? We need buses to go AROUND the city!

34 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Angela Stevens Mayer on 10/09/2014 at 10:05 AM

Re: “The MNPS schools director's determination to fix East Nashville schools may leave his successor a major headache

These community meetings make one thing abundantly clear - It's not the parents of children at so-called failing schools who are clamoring for charter takeovers and other psudeo-reforms.

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Posted by Metro Mama on 10/05/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “The MNPS schools director's determination to fix East Nashville schools may leave his successor a major headache

But our Director is not one who strives "valiantly," nor are far too many of his "causes," imposed upon mnps teachers and students as Policy, worthy.

Posted by keepingMyHeadLow on 10/04/2014 at 1:41 AM

Re: “The MNPS schools director's determination to fix East Nashville schools may leave his successor a major headache

'It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.'

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Posted by Teddy's Spirit on 10/03/2014 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The MNPS schools director's determination to fix East Nashville schools may leave his successor a major headache

Since he is leaving anyway, it's going to take some drastic measures and changes in a few of these schools, now would be the time to fix them not a political patch. We will see if he and the board have the fortitude to do so

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Posted by NeverFear on 10/02/2014 at 3:38 PM
Posted by Paul Mator Manyok on 10/02/2014 at 3:05 PM

Re: “For Nashville's Sudanese refugees, The Good Lie rings true — even with Reese Witherspoon's face on the poster

Paul Manyok can be reach via paulmatordemanyok@gmail.com
Thanks to Nashville Scene and Reese Witherspoon and the Hollywood stars who brought attention to our story

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Posted by Paul Mator Manyok on 10/02/2014 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Can cars, bikes and pedestrians share Nashville's roadways without someone ending up in the hospital?

I've commuted to work daily by bike in Nashville since 2009.

It is disappointing that this article's goal seems to be to scare people not to ride. Thanks Scene, I hope it got you a lot of clicks.

In general, I've found the perceived hostility towards cyclists to be overestimated. Of course, there are assholes everywhere.

Reckless cyclists' will reap the consequences of their actions, but clearly the problem in Nashville is that drivers are simply unaware of cyclists and therefore sometimes hit them. The fault is with the driver. Are drivers reaping the consequences of their actions? Consciousness raising must be done. Bikes will be on the road. Ding! Bikes have a right to be on the road. Ding!

The attitude of Sgt. Sheffield is part of problem. "Inattentive driver" = vehicular homicide, asshole. Like I said, they're everywhere.

Posted by widnoon on 10/02/2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “For Nashville's Sudanese refugees, The Good Lie rings true — even with Reese Witherspoon's face on the poster

PeDigo - http://tnimmigration.com/attorneys-staff/kimberly-pedigo/

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Posted by Slsnls on 10/02/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Tennessee Democrats could use an impish troublemaker who enjoys a fight. Is Rep. Bo Mitchell the man?

If you like DesJarlais you will like Brewer - they are cut from the same cloth.

"Brewer, a certified public accountant who lives in Bellevue, said he's been involved with numerous PACs and political campaigns for years. He's the campaign treasurer for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, whose campaigns have paid Brewer's firm $1,200 to $1,500 roughly once a month since 2011."

Brewer said he's only the treasurer "on paper" of Leaders of Tennessee, which was formed in 2008, before he got involved even though the PAC gave him $1,000 on March 4 and $3,550 on March 31. (Tennessean.com 4-20-2014)

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/polit…

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Posted by Jay Verne on 10/01/2014 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Tennessee Democrats could use an impish troublemaker who enjoys a fight. Is Rep. Bo Mitchell the man?

Please Bellevue - wake up and let’s not elect yet another conservative republican hack to the Tennessee General Assembly. Troy Brewer is just another rich right winger with a gun fetish who can demonstrate little he has done other than help himself.

Even if all Bo Mitchell did was rattle some republic nerves he would be worth your vote! But I know firsthand that Bo Mitchell has indeed worked on numerous matters important to the Community like the RR crossing at McCory Lane and helping to get overhead lighting along Old Hickory Blvd where several pedestrians have been killed at night. Those are the efforts that really count so rather than continue to elect those who stab teachers in the back, undermine our government institutions, and drown poor Tennessean’s with a regress tax system let Bo Mitchel keep up the good fight.

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Posted by Jay Verne on 10/01/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Parents rise up against Jesse Register's top-down plans to transform East Nashville's schools

Is top down management any worst than bottom up Teachers Union demanding
programs, funding and teaching performance standards? Hasn't worked for last
25 years.

Posted by NeverFear on 09/29/2014 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Tennessee Democrats could use an impish troublemaker who enjoys a fight. Is Rep. Bo Mitchell the man?

Not many issues in his district, and absolutely none he had an answer or
solution for. Coasting is good when you can get away with it. Pay is the same.

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Posted by NeverFear on 09/29/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Tennessee Democrats could use an impish troublemaker who enjoys a fight. Is Rep. Bo Mitchell the man?

So, we have a politician whose only claim to fame is to make gov't services unnecessarily more expensive, and the only reason you can muster is that we should elect him for purely partsain reasons, i.e., because he's a Democrat?

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Michael on 09/28/2014 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Woodland Hills and the problems of running a detention center like a learning facility — or is it the other way around?

Luckyforward, you are very wrong about the doors, they lock from the oustside but the students can open the doors from the inside unless they are on a segregation unit. I know that for a fact and the reason all the YDC's are so short staffed is because when they hire new officers and tell them that they are going to be locked on a dorm with 12 convicted felons with no way to protect THEMSELVES just a radio to call for help. The new staff tells us we are crazy and they quit.We put our life on the line everyday we walk through those doors.We need tasers and mace to keep staff and other students safe.Thats the only thing that will help along with locking the students room doors on both sides.

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Posted by someonewhoknows on 09/28/2014 at 10:36 AM

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