On February 9, 2018 the San Jose Mercury ran a story about the reasons people keep driving, even on traffic-clogged roadways, and why more travelers don’t use public transit. A survey sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the Mercury provided an answer to this question. It showed that for most of those taking the survey the Number One reason for not using public transit was that it “doesn’t get me to where I want to go”.
Public and private transit will never be able to take everyone where they want to go all of the time. But things can get better. For one thing the many unnecessary gaps between transit services that routinely discourage use of the Region’s vast network of rail and bus lines can and should be eliminated. Continue reading