"Transportation Freedom" in our nation’s capital

We are beginning the fight for passenger rail and, in a larger sense, a diversified transit system that promotes freedom of choice here in Cincinnati. In the nation’s capital they are celebrating the fact that they have a truly diversified transit system that offers consumer choice.

Washington D.C. currently boasts the first and largest bike sharing program in the United States, bike lanes and parking facilities, the Washington Metro, an expansive city bus system, sidewalk and trail connectivity, and is currently working on introducing modern streetcars to the city.

In this video Washington D.C. Department of Transportation director, Gabe Klein, talks about the city’s diversified transit options and emphasizes the importance of such a system for American cities.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.