Rethinking the Transit Landscape to Prioritize Equity, Safety and Sustainability

WSP USA’s David Kim discusses the critical need to leverage transportation and transit investments to remedy social inequities in the U.S. and build a more sustainable future.
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When David Kim rode a BART train for the first time as a 10-year-old, he envisioned that this transit system would make a difference in Bay Area residents’ everyday life.
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David Kim (right), then secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, prepares to ride the recently opened San Diego Blue Line Trolley Mid-Coast Extension with (from left to right) Gustavo Dallarda (Caltrans District 11 director), Ann Fox (Caltrans District 11) and Sharon Humphreys (SANDAG). 
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BART is in the middle of its largest upgrade and expansion — the Link21 program that will create a faster, more integrated system in a 21-county region of Northern California.
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David Kim (left), riding the Blue Line Trolley Mid-Coast Extension with Ann Fox, Gustavo Dallarda and Sharon Humphreys, is optimistic that attitudes are moving away from a car-dependent culture and built environment in the U.S.