Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Cities struggling to meet increased transit demand
A CNN report examines the issue we have previously discussed regarding the rise in mass transit ridership in recent months. Note that those cities that have engaged in comprehensive, regional transit planning efforts (Denver, Phoenix) seem to be reaping the benefits today. Unfortunately Atlanta, as the article notes, does not have such a region-wide plan. Mayor Franklin can make excuses, but there simply seems to be no leader willing to take charge of this very important issue. As we have previously argued, Atlanta is in desperate need of a regional transportation PLAN. It is time for action.