SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The Transit Sustainability Project

"The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has launched a regional
Transit Sustainability Project to create a more robust, financially
viable transit system that is both cost-effective and customer-focused.
The project will study service design and delivery, financial viability
and decision-making structures while keeping in mind the role of
external factors such as land use and transportation pricing—both
critically important issues as the region prepares the Sustainable
Communities Strategy required by SB 375, the land use portion of
California’s climate change law. With Carolyn Clevenger, Deputy Executive Director of the MTC."

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