Greensboro’s not-so-transparent transportation board shakeup

Rhino Times reports on the Greensboro City Council’s unanimous vote to abolish the Greensboro Transportation Authority and establish the Greensboro Transit Advisory Commission.

All fine and good, as editor John Hammer explains the details of an “authority” versus an “advisory commission.” And he throws in a little history–which is germane to the story—recalling the days when Duke Energy ran the city buses, which is something I wondered about when I was catching city buses back in the late ’80s.

But there’s a problem with the presentation of the proposed shakeup—one council member –Yvonne Johnson–said during last week’s meeting “This is the first I’ve heard of this.”

As Hammer writes, “During elections candidates talk about the need to be transparent, this GTA to GTAC transition was about as opaque as you can get.”

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

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