29 Mar '17, 11am

Strong local leadership key to successful transportation systems

WMATA bus. Photo: JS/METRO Magazine Despite an onslaught of stories about pending technological revolution and trillion-dollar infrastructure policies, American cities whose transportation systems are performing well are doing so thanks to strong local leadership . On the other hand, a leadership vacuum or institutional disarray frequently mark transportation systems that struggle. “Mayors whose cities are meeting transportation challenges are putting themselves in the driver’s seat, whether or not they control every facet of transportation" said Steven Higashide, senior program analyst for TransitCenter. "Cities already have a huge array of unheralded tools to shape transportation choices: more and more cities are allocating road space for buses and plazas, rethinking development standards to create more walkable places, and slicing red tape to get projects done fast.” Tr...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/7216...

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