What is quality public transportation?

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We think that good transit is a bus or train that comes often and gets you where you need to go in an efficient, easy and safe way. The stops should be well marked, lit and have basic amenities like a shelter or a bench. Quality public transportation provides an actual choice. Every morning when you wake up, you can choose, do you want to drive today, do you want to sit and read a magazine on a bus, or do you want to bike or walk to get some exercise. Each of these options is equally safe and accessible, so there are actual choices. 

 

Recommended Outside Resources:

Jarrett Walkers book “Human Transit” or blog, humantransit.org. For a sample of his work, view this blog entry that outlines the choices that a community needs to make when they think about transit.