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Is it time to rethink regional transportation funding?

Is it time to rethink regional transportation funding?.

The Charlotte region may be on the brink of revamping how the region funds its transportation infrastructure. With three states, 15 counties and countless municipalities, is it time for the Cincinnati region to start rethinking the way it funds its transportation infrastructure? More from the Charlotte Business Journal:

It’s becoming clear the $119 million extension of the fledgling streetcar line may not survive the city’s budgeting process. It’s becoming equally clear that it might not matter…In fact, the failure to fund the streetcar line, which is now caught up in the nearly $1 billion Capital Investment Plan being negotiated by City Council, could trigger a much larger revamp of the region’s entire transit planning and funding process.

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.