by Al Jones and Steve Burns, 1010 WINS, November 7, 2019
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Over 60 plus years ago, the dream for America’s highway system was the orderly, rapid movement of shiny sleek vehicles traveling 100 miles an hour on roads that connected population centers. Today, that long ago dream seems like a scene from a cartoon. In reality, our roads are a rough, hot mess.
Bringing transit back to its former glory will of course take more money, and a lot of community buy-in, especially in how those communities are built. In the words of one expert, “office parks are dead.”
“Those separated office parks and shopping centers and homes have meant more traffic than we can handle,” said Stewart Schwartz, from the Coalition for Smarter Growth in Washington, D.C.
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