In the wake of COVID-19, transit advocates must go on offense

We're still in the early stages of the US coronavirus pandemic, but rapid changes in daily life have prompted many of us to contemplate the societal changes we've witnessed, and to consider whether these are ephemeral or permanent shifts. Major online retailers are enjoying a bonanza of exploding delivery demand, while local businesses are getting… Continue reading In the wake of COVID-19, transit advocates must go on offense

Midtown isn’t taking transit infrastructure seriously. Here’s how it can

This month marks my sixth year as a Midtown resident, and yet last month’s Midtown Alliance annual meeting was my first since moving to Atlanta. In affirmation of the laudatory comments from every speaker at that event, I’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible progress in the district’s rise as a national technology hub and its role… Continue reading Midtown isn’t taking transit infrastructure seriously. Here’s how it can

(REWIND) Only transit investment—not tech hype—can solve Gwinnett’s transportation woes

Ahead of Gwinnett County's failed MARTA referendum on March 19, I wrote an op-ed arguing that tech hype was misleading suburban voters in the county that the private sector could deliver better solutions than public transit investment. The following piece first ran in Atlanta Magazine on March 14: https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/commentary-only-transit-investment-not-tech-hype-can-solve-gwinnetts-transportation-woes/ Here's an excerpt: "Engineers with little… Continue reading (REWIND) Only transit investment—not tech hype—can solve Gwinnett’s transportation woes