As presented January 16, 2020 by CRT President Doug Funke.
One Region Forward Regional Sustainability Planning in Action presentation, as presented to the Citizens for Regional Transit Annual Meeting, January 16, 2020. Download is below.
The world is changing in ways that demand a bold new vision for mobility based on clean, reliable public transportation. The 20th century dream of a car in every driveway has become unsustainable. Our cities have been turned into parking lots, our “freeways” are clogged with stop-and-go traffic, our air is polluted with gases and particulates that cause cancer and asthma, and our climate – planet-wide – is changing in ways that increase the frequency of dangerous weather events and threaten our coastlines and economies. The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Erie County is not electrical energy generation or industry, but rather transportation (at 40%, primarily from cars). If we expect people to drive less, alternatives must be provided.
Here is the Citizens for Regional Transit annual report for the year 2018. 2018 was a busy year as usual, and 2019 promises to be just as exciting.
(updated 6 May 2019)
Three Questions for CRT President Doug Funke, about how to improve Buffalo's public transit, including a Metro Rail expansion through the East Side to the Airport. Additionally, the interview covered the CRT petitions calling for a TRANSIT REVOLUTION, and our ideas for public transportation on the Outer Harbor, including the potential for a gondola (dependent on plans).
Full radio interview (skip to 4:00 for audible portion) from December 18, 2018.