Sitting in traffic, it’s easy to think â€œbuild more roads.â€ It sure seems logical: More space, less congestion.
But sometimes things aren’t as simple as they seem, at least to alternative transportation proponents.
They are true believers in the â€œif you build it, they will comeâ€ argument. To them, more roads just mean more cars.
The Daily Progress has a good story in yesterday’s paper about alternative methods of transportation in our region and some of the challenges we face. Providing clean, efficient, affordable transportation is a challenge for localities that is further complicated in our region by the fact that the City of CVille and the County of Albemarle get along sometimesabout as well as a couple of two year olds.
County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dennis S. Rooker said he’d be willing to discuss contributing more money if the county played a greater role in CTS planning and decision making and if the county got credit for federal and state funding secured by the city.
â€œWe need to establish a more permanent participation between the city and county,â€ he said. â€œIt’s very difficult for the county to commit to transit if we don’t have any control over the pricing.â€