Give South Florida more choices on transportation - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com: Years ago, an elderly woman shared with me that her greatest desire was to enjoy ice cream once again. What was keeping her from this simple pleasure? Believe it or not, it was transportation. Apparently, the bus ride to the grocery store took 20 minutes, but the return trip took an hour — by the time she made it home, the ice cream had melted. To fix the problem, Broward County partnered with cities to create a network of smaller, more nimble local buses with flexible routes.
Few issues have larger consequences for our lives than transportation — how we move people and goods impacts all of us. It affects how we do business, where we choose to live, how we budget our money and ultimately, our quality of life.