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City Hall to open at 8 a.m./most services on regular operating schedule

City Hall will open at 8 am. FAST buses are on normal operating schedule. Solid waste pickups will begin at their regularly scheduled times this morning. All Parks and Recreation facilities plan to be open to the public no later than 1 pm unless otherwise indicated. The Fayetteville Regional Airport will be open but travelers are encouraged to check with their airlines to verify flight status as there may be delays or cancellations. All One-Stop early voting sites will open at 10 am today. City staff are granted liberal leave as needed and coordinated with their supervisors.  

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Community Benefits of Using FAST

Community Benefits:

  • Approximately three out of four Americans now believe that improving transit and building communities that require less driving are the best solutions for reducing traffic congestion.
    Source: A Better Way to Go
    Meeting America's 21 Century Transportation Challenges with Modern Public Transit U.S. PIRG Education Fund, March 2008
  • Public transportation helps lead the nation towards its goals and policies of protecting the environment, conserving energy, and providing for the health, safety and security of it's citizens.
    Source: American Public Transportation Association 
    The Benefits of Public Transportation: Wherever Life Takes You
  • In many parts of the country, public transportation systems are operating beyond their design capacity. With future annual ridership growth projected at 3.5% annually, it will be difficult for a number of these systems to carry additional riders without significant new investment.
    Source: American Public Transportation Association
    The Benefits of Public Transportation: Public Transportation Reduces Greenhouse Gases and Conserves Energy, 2008
  • Traffic congestion is more than just an annoyance; it also imposes large economic costs. In 2005, traffic congestion created an estimated $78 billion drain on the economy in the form of 4.2 billion lost hours of time and 2.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel.
    Source: A Better Way to Go
    Meeting America's 21 Century Transportation Challenges with Modern Public Transit U.S. PIRG Education Fund, March 2008
  • A robust transit system gives us a major tool to improve our quality of life. It allows us to slow the pace of sprawl; create compact, walkable communities; revitalize our downtowns; preserve open space; locate employers and workers closer to each other; and reduce pollution and global warming.
    Source: The Economic Importance of Public Transit: National Business Coalition for Rapid Transit
  • Traffic congestion causes an annual loss of $40 billion to U.S. business. If all U.S. public transportation commuters drove instead, that loss would increase by over 37%.
    Source: American Public Transportation Association
    The Benefits of Public Transportation: Wherever Life Takes You