Friday, January 9, 2009

Ellen Bozman

I had never heard of Ellen Bozman, but it seems as if she was a major driver of what has taken place in Arlington County.
She played a key role in the county's Metro transit development, which transformed Arlington from a sleepy bedroom community into a thriving urban center. Because of her efforts, the idea of high-rises with retail, living and office space centered on Metro stations was embraced, said Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington).
I couldn't find much else on her, but this is interesting.

On a side note, I find the OTA reports are an interesting look into transportation's planning past, especially the subway systems built in the 70's. If you want to learn more about what went on back then in a number of different cities, check them out.


Cap'n Transit said...

Okay, smartypants, where's Volume 1 of the OTA series?

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

Haha I'm not sure Cap'n. It looks like it might not even exist. Which is a little strange for sure.