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New Charleston DOT chief is just what the doctor orders for public transportation – Streetsblog

Keith Benjamin, the new transportation chief in Charleston, S.C., says some excellent things in this interview.

Including: “First, I don’t believe in placing transportation in a box on its own. Instead of articulating transportation as an end in itself, we should ask what role does it play in community-building as a strategic tool. Transportation is the common denominator for all community-building.”

He adds: “A second thing I believe: People’s lived engagement and experiences — that is a data set. A lot of people (in the field) put engagement and people’s lived experiences at a lower rung. That’s just not the cloth I’m cut from.”

Read the complete article at Streetsblog USA

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