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by Tanya Snyder
“Transit-oriented” or “transit-ready” may not mean squat if the transit isn’t fully committed.
Bingo. If you let people move in when there’s lots of car infrastructure and not much transit, they’ll build their lives around driving, and complain if they are then expected to reorient them around transit.
Now we know how well Torti Gallas and Partners are at thinking things through beyond the buzzwords.
“Finally, DOTs are admitting what the data has been telling them for the past ten years: Traffic is not increasing. It's flattened out overall and decreasing per person. This will lead to more sensible investments in transportation.”
In response to "It's Happening: Washington State Revises Traffic Forecasts to Reflect Reality"