Why Giving Wealthy Landowners Too Much Power Over Infrastructure Decisions Can Destroy Transit Accessibility

Why Giving Wealthy Landowners Too Much Power Over Infrastructure Decisions Can Destroy Transit Accessibility

Why Giving Wealthy Landowners Too Much Power Over Infrastructure Decisions Can Destroy Transit Accessibility

02/12/22

“Why would giving wealthy land-owners too much power over infrastructure decisions destroy transit accessibility?”

In many countries such as the United States and Canada, landowners (as long as they’re white) can make public comments over infrastructure proposals that run near or through their properties. Oftentimes, these people do not have the public’s interest at heart and can cause projects to be stopped for nefarious reasons. This leads to delays, cost overruns, and functionality downgrades in transit projects. This is Why Giving Wealthy Landowners Too Much Power Over Infrastructure Decisions Can Destroy Transit Accessibility.

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