America’s suburbs are diverse and dense. Yet so many remain trapped in his mid-20th-century paradigm of near-total reliance on cars, and bus service is bony and slow. Demographic shifts are just beginning to change the old suburban power structures. This mismatch between what residents need and what legislators provide is a major drag on opportunity and productivity.
Join TransitCenter and have conversations with people working to add public transit to their agendas in suburbs and small cities. Hear from advocates about the recent successful referendum to expand transit in suburbs of Detroit and campaigns to highlight elected leaders’ neglect of bus services in New Jersey and Westchester County. increase. We will also hear the views of elected leaders in the Seattle area on how urban and suburban transportation can work together successfully.
Megan OwensExecutive Director, Transportation Riders United (Detroit)
Ed PrinceCouncilman, Renton City Council and Trustee of Sound Transportation
Lena ReynoldsExecutive Director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign
David BragdonExecutive Director, TransitCenter
Photo credit: Kotsu Riders United