Preparing For The Future Of Arizona Transportation

September 20, 2013

Does the Valley have enough transportation options? Is there enough funding to implement effective changes? The Maricopa Association of Governments or MAG has put together its Draft 2035 Regional Transportation Plan to prepare for the future, and the public had the chance to make comments and ask questions Thursday night. With an update is Roger Herzog, senior project manager for MAG.

Some advocates around the Valley would like to see future transportation plans be less about everyone in their own car and more about, well, something else. There are busses, light rail, zip cars, an app that matches drivers with people who need a ride.

Scott Bernstein said residents need choices. He is the president and founder of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a Chicago-based firm. He has also done consulting work in the Valley and is currently working on the Reinvent Phoenix initiative. He explained what is is going to take to get Valley residents out of their cars.

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