“We’re Doing it All Backwards”

Great blog from a Minnesota urban transportation planner who asks the obvious question we should be asking our elected officials…

“what are we trying to accomplish here? That’s the first question a transit planner or advocate should be asking of any proposal. I’m afraid we’re doing it all backwards. At some point in our recent history, people became obsessed with trains — not with improving the usefulness of our transportation network, but with building rail lines. From the very start we have asked not “How can we improve our transit network?” but “Where should we put our next rail line?” That makes no sense.

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