Sacramento Bee Viewpoints - Sacramento County Needs SouthEast Connector By: Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan & Councilman Steve Miklos | July 8th
Fortunately for the region, the weekslong traffic nightmare many had feared didnâ€™t materialize during the Fix 50 project. But we still face a perilous future on our road system if we donâ€™t make immediate investments in the regionâ€™s transportation network.
Fixing whatâ€™s already in place is critically important, but we canâ€™t rely only on existing infrastructure to support future demand. As our economy continues its slow recovery, itâ€™s clear that we also need to invest in projects that will efficiently and safely accommodate the movement of more people and goods. Expanded and new transit systems â€“ such as the proposed streetcar connecting Sacramento and West Sacramento â€“ are appropriately a part of that mix. So is extending light rail to the airport...
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