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Transportation Experts, Government Leaders Stress Human Factor of Infrastructure

Transportation Experts, Government Leaders Stress Human Factor of Infrastructure

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Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2019 5:45 PM, EDT

WASHINGTON — As cities continue to grow and infrastructure rapidly incorporates more technology, former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx cautioned industry leaders and experts to remember the humans who will be affected.

Infrastructure should be the connective tissue that links communities rather than alienates them, said Foxx, now chief policy officer at transportation and ride-sharing company Lyft.

“If transportation gets whizzed out by technology, we forget that it’s still about people,” Foxx said May 13 while addressing an Infrastructure Week kickoff event. “It is a fact that we need to build more, and better, infrastructure, but we also need to imagine it in a better way than we had in the past.” FULL ARTICLE

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