The conventional progressive wisdom is that the Trump Administration will be bad for cities and for transit users. But in recent decades, a unified Republican government has been better for public transit than a divided government.
An efficient and equitable transport system must be diverse to serve diverse travel demands. Planners need better tools to quantify and communicate the benefits of walking, cycling and public transit to sometimes skeptical decision makers.
Buffalo's first master plan in more than 25 years calls for investing $3.1 billion in public and private funds over the next decade to build new housing, spur economic development, modernize schools and enhance "quality of life."