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If We Build it, Will They Get There Safely?

20 Aug

For the most part, transit projects are evaluated based on a pretty narrow set of criteria. Cost reigns supreme, but transit agencies and funders (like the FTA) also place heavy emphasis on efficiency and ridership numbers. Finishing a project on time and under budget is (rightfully) the goal of most transit providers. But the prominence of these metrics may obfuscate the aspects of transit that are most important to the end-users. And, in some cases, the focus on cost savings may negatively affect passenger safety. Continue reading