... [Dennis Yablonsky (chief executive of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development) said] to pursue the longtime goal of the conference for some sort of mass transit link between Downtown, the second-largest economic engine in the state, and Oakland, which comes in third.
In addition to linking the two business centers, a transit link also would provide students access to Downtown, which would make the area more vibrant after dark.
When I first started blogging, I would have posted that better transit to and from the airport was the much more important initiative. I viewed Pittsburgh as too isolated and in dire need of increasing global connectivity. I still think that is the case, but investing in the College Corridor is crucial to Pittsburgh's future prosperity.
Developing the College Corridor is a great idea. If I could funnel Pittsburgh resources in only one direction, that's the avenue. What or who is standing in the way?