Soapbox has this interview with Terry Garcia, Metro’s new CEO:
Q: In particular, what do you see in the next five years as the most important public transportation issues for our city?
A: In the next five years, the most important public transportation issues will center on introducing the streetcar and ensuring that it is a viable transportation option for our citizens and listening to those supporters as well as those that do not support the project. Ensuring that our public transportation system is designed to meet the community’s needs and matching the travel patterns that are necessary for employment, medical appointments, and the most commonly visited destination points. Exploring funding options that will strengthen the financial stability of Metro; therefore, fulfilling the vital role of a solid public transportation network.