At its most basic, transportation refers to a system or means of transporting people or goods. But effective, efficient, equitable transportation encompasses so much more. It means getting people from point A to point B without getting stuck in a traffic jam along the way. It means making sure public transportation systems are safe and accessible and serve the needs of everyone from a dad with two kids in tow, to the elderly, to working professionals – regardless of their incomes. It means supporting infrastructure for a variety of transit options, and making sure we protect people, wildlife, and the planet as we develop and use that infrastructure. And it means moving freight in sensible, energy-efficient ways.
Ultimately, we would argue, transportation is about building great communities. Take a look at our featured transportation strategies and see if they inspire you to think about transportation solutions for your community in a new way.