“I think the question of how to spend this $80 million has kick-started a really important policy discussion that’s going to play forward into our future investments and in particular into our long-range transportation plan. And that’s a good thing.”
Clark Martinson is the general manager of the Energy Corridor. He’s also a technical advisor to the TPC. He notes that the majority of the conversation circled around alternative types of transportation.
“I have not heard anybody discuss that we want more roadways in any of these discussions. I’ve heard people asking that we want to create a more livable environment that’s safer to walk, for our children to walk to school, to be able to ride a bicycle to work and not be in fear on the roads. And so I think that with that kind of dialogue that’s happening, it’s a real transportation shift in our region.”
So who will get what from the $80 million dollar pie? The TPC will decide during its next meeting on March 25.