I usually drive and the barriers to become a county where public transportation is the primary use for travel all is clear, the lack of investment in infrastructure, improving and increasing transportations routes, and efficiency usage of public funds based on needs.
1. Increasing and improving public busing routes
2. Investment in the expansion of the metrorail
3. Increasing the number of biking lanes
4. Increased oversight in the usage of public funds for public transportation
5. More focused public policy based on conclusive solutions through research
1. Investment in basic infrastructure improvement on the street from repaving to fixing potholes
2. Expanding and creating new biking lanes for those who can’t drive
3. Create an annual study on which streets have the largest traffic accidents and create more signs, stop lights, etc.
4. Increase the number of biking signs as to show drivers to use greater caution
5. More enforcement of walking violations in order to deter fatal accidents
Greater investment into the improvement of public transit as well as the expansion to increase routes.
The half penny sales tax needs to be put to better and more efficient use. Firstly, an increase of the public bus routes which hasn’t been changed in decades. Second, investment into the transit system to increase speed and stops. Lastly, and oversight board in order to increase productivity, prioritize allocation of funds, and focus on public needs.
The lack of engagement from public officials to focus on the growth of the population which will make the need for effective public transportation a must. We need to increase bus routes in order for people to be able to travel for work and school, invest in better stronger infrastructure so maintenance can be minimized, and we need to use the funds efficiently.