Focus Groups: What Transportation Investments Should Our Community Be Making?

By Rob Zako
October 15, 2019

Efforts such as Transit Tomorrow, MovingAhead, the Main Street Safety Project / Main-McVay Transit Study, New Franklin Boulevard, the Franklin Boulevard Transformation, the River Road Corridor Study, and Beltline Improvement Plans are each separately asking how to invest public monies to improve transportation in particular ways or along particular corridors.

But it is critical to see the forest for the trees. Especially if funding is limited, what are the community’s top transportation investment priorities — if transportation is even a priority compared to other pressing issues such as public safety, housing, education, parks, etc.

To begin developing an answer, this past summer BEST held a series of informal focus groups with our partners and other community leaders.

Now BEST is reviewing and summarizing what we heard. Check back soon for our report on what is most important to the community, areas of agreement, and possible next steps.