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7 Ideas to Improve Transportation in the Pittsburgh Region

The Regional Transportation Alliance released its "Imagine Transportation 2.0" report this week.
March 10, 2017, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A 10-county group known as the Regional Transportation Alliance released a report Wednesday with seven guiding principles and 50 ideas to explore for improving mobility in southwestern Pennsylvania," reports Ed Blazina.

The "Imagine Transportation 2.0" report includes recommends seven guiding principles:

  • Optimize our existing assets.
  • Prioritize connections to jobs and education.
  • Embrace new operating models.
  • Make flexible, future-proof investments.
  • Adopt best management practices.
  • Support multiple mobility options.
  • Operate as an integrated system.

Specific ideas to explore include "improving entrances to the Fort Pitt and Squirrel Hill tunnels; large, new projects such as Bus Rapid Transit between Downtown and Oakland; and concepts such as a task force for transportation similar to Riverlife, which oversees development along the riverfronts," according to Blazina.

The "Imagine Transportation 2.0" report is an interactive, multi-media experience worth exploring for ideas about presenting planning ideas.

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Published on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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