I will say more about transportation later. But one thing I want to emphasize is a strong disagreement with Mr. Leinberger about the goal of public transportation. According to his presentation, the goal of public transportation is not about moving people and goods.
I disagree strongly. The goal of public transportation, particularly if it is paid for by taxes, is to move people from where they are to where they want to go. That should always be the primary goal, and the transportation system should be designed to serve the greatest number of people for the amount of money we have to spend. It should be judged on how many people it serves, and how well it serves them.
Increasing the wealth of developers, such as Mr. Leinberger, may be an attractive bonus of transit, but it should never drive the design of the transit.
Last Edit: May 29, 2013 22:37:53 GMT -4 by johnshaw