Driven to distraction?
Monday, August 01, 2016
Traffic is bad—and getting worse. That’s the conclusion of many observers of the US highways. And if you’ve driven a freeway lately, you’ve probably experienced it firsthand.
It seems counter-intuitive, but simply building new highways or adding lanes just doesn’t work. We don’t need our transportation network to be bigger; we need it to be smarter. (Here are a few ideas on the subject: http://ow.ly/QtGU3003qGD .)
Here in southeastern Los Angeles County, we’re building a smarter freeway system with designated freight routes, expanded commuter lanes, and better-designed freeway exchanges. You can check out our improvements here: http://ow.ly/DGGf3003qb6 .