I support the ongoing efforts of the County and regional municipalities to develop a formal Regional Transportation Authority – SMART Transit.

Communication and education is critical to develop smart transportation solutions for the future. We need to understand the actual needs and projected needs—potential locations of regional housing development, population projections, etc.—as we develop efficient solutions. We must encourage small-scale creative ride-share-type solutions and well planned trail connections in addition to larger more expensive programs in order to meet transportation needs and reduce fossil fuel dependency.