Transit Trends

#TransitTrends Episode 5: City Planning – Where Did We Go Wrong?

How has the city planning of the past created our current transportation mess and is there a way out of it? If you’re one of the millions of Americans who sit behind the wheel stuck in traffic every day, alone, perhaps it’s time to give it some thought as to how and why you ended up there. A lot of work goes into the creation of a city. There are engineers and city planners who have to work together with governments and businesses and it’s not easy to keep everyone happy.

We sit down with Gabe Klein, the former Director of the D.C. Department of Transportation and Commissioner of Transportation of Chicago to pick his brain on how we got here and what we can do next.

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