2013 Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust Summit

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Our President, J.S. Rashid, made a presentation before the Citizens’ Independent Trust on transit corridor development and its impact on community economic development.

“Without a strategic alignment of transit corridor development with community economic development, we are on another ride to nowhere.” – J.S. Rashid

Transportation planning and policy have multiple objectives and should consider on at least equal footing the effects that such infrastructure actions have on other matters that the public cares about: economic development, land use patterns, environmental quality, climate change, and other quality of life aspects. Multimodal transportation corridor development involves a wide array of considerations and stakeholder buy-in. The planning of transportation improvements should be made in the context of broader economic development strategies and population needs. If properly planned, transit corridors will encourage and sustain economic development.