Transportation

Goal:

Provide an effective, balanced, integrated and financially constrained transportation system for the entire region.

Transportation Question Results

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Strategic Regional Issue #1

Coordination

What's The Issue?

At the local level, there is little coordination among transportation planning, land use planning, capital budgeting, and economic development.

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Strategic Regional Issue #2

Few Available Modes

What's The Issue?

On a regional scale, there are few available modes of transportation.  Limited public transit is an obstacle to accessibility and mobility for the region’s citizens, especially the environmental justice populations,  which include the elderly, people with disabilities, low income, minority populations and zero-car households.

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Strategic Regional Issue #3

Rising Costs

What's The Issue?

The costs associated with transportation are rising.  There is a lack of adequate financial resources to operate, maintain and improve transportation systems in the region.

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Strategic Regional Issue #4

Coordination of Land Uses

What's The Issue?

There is insufficient coordination of land use issues between local, state and regional transportation planning agencies.

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Strategic Regional Issue #5

Traffic Congestion

What's The Issue?

Traffic congestion remains an issue in the region, with multiple implications including loss of productivity, increased pricing of goods and services, loss of personal time, wasted fuel and degradation of air quality.

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Strategic Regional Issue #6

Efficiency of the Interstate System

What's The Issue?

Local trips on Interstate highways reduce the efficiency of the Interstate system.

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Strategic Regional Issue #7

Air Quality

What's The Issue?

Transportation project choices affect the region’s ability to attain air quality standards.

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