Beyond the yellow brick road

Monday, July 04, 2016

For work or for pleasure, most of us drive on highways to get where we need to go. But we seldom stop to think about how and why these roads are built and maintained—except when we hit a pothole or are delayed by road construction.

The fact is that transportation planning is pretty complicated. Many factors must be weighed in creating a web of streets, roads, and highways large and small, all serving the needs of businesses and individuals. (For a detailed look at planning, check out this link:

Here in southeastern Los Angeles County, transportation planning has been a key initiative. With more than 2 million residents and thousands of businesses, the Gateway Cities enjoy stat-of-the art transportation standards. You can learn more about the plan (and read the final recommendations) at

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