Use of public transit systems has increased 30% over the past 20 years and users expect safe, reliable, comfortable and affordable service. Mass transit users in the NJ/NYC metro area can attest to the inconsistency and rising costs of our region’s current transit system and many are aware of how these issues will increase as our region’s economy continues to grow. Consistency, safety, affordability and sustainability will be key factors that could impact future growth of our region.
Ahead of our annual Transportation Symposium, where transportation sustainability will be the key topic, we encourage you to read this brief Q&A with Dewberry’s Vice President and Director of Rail and Transit, Steven Santoro. Mr. Santoro highlights the challenges common among many of our nation’s transit systems and notes areas that transit agencies should focus on as they prepare for the future.