31 Jul '15, 6pm

Civic action, leadership key to transportation innovation, reform, study says @METROmagTweet #m…

Civic action, leadership key to transportation innovation, reform, study says @METROmagTweet #m…

“Transformation happens at the local level, with civic organizations and transportation leaders who coordinate their actions and work together,” said David Bragdon, Executive Director of TransitCenter. “Municipal leaders should be bold in their attempts to innovate, and state and federal policy should encourage local-level innovation.” Local transportation advocates and government officials have rebranded transportation reform as quality of life issues, allowing them to galvanize higher levels of local support. There are three factors required in order to accomplish this type of innovation: a civic sector that is resident-led, non-elite, and outside government that can direct public support; a bold mayor and transportation agency head who have the vision and skills to manage this innovation; and a staff willing to challenge the existing culture within local government, acc...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/2949...

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