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6:27 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

New app aims to help connect Columbia Transit, riders

This week: an app may help the Columbia Transit system deal with an unengaged ridership. Plus, Harvest Public Media looks at the lasting impact of the Homestead Act.

But first, The Columbia Transit system is, well, let’s put it this way, these won’t be the “good old days.” Big budget deficits and low ridership keep the bus system searching for new ways to boost support.  One unusual place they’re looking is the League of Innovators, a group of tech-oriented entrepreneurs.  Scott Pham has the story.

150 years ago this year, President Abraham Lincoln signed a law that is responsible for most of us being here in the Midwest. Whether you live in the city or the country, you and your family can probably be traced back to the Homestead Act of 1863. Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media looks back at a law that Lincoln said offered “a fair chance in the race of life.”

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