“Almost all of our transportation investments go to support commuters and, by extension, the proliferation of the development pattern that accompanies the commuting lifestyle.”

I wrote these words last week for an article on a light rail project here in Minnesota (“The Real Reason We Keep Getting Distracted by Transit Boondoggles”), an article in which I forcefully rejected the consensus idea that public spending on transportation should primarily focus on accommodating commuters.

Read more from Chris Maron with Strong Towns here.