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Amazon's search for HQ2 site should drive new thinking about transportation

October 18, 2017 Article 4 min read read
Daron Gifford
Should cities use the competition to land Amazon's new headquarters to reimagine transportation needs for the future? We think so. Read more at The Business Journals.

Busy streets in a city at night.

City leaders across the United States have been pulling all-nighters lately to respond to the request for proposals from Amazon to build or locate a second corporate headquarters, which the Seattle-based online retailer says could create 50,000 jobs paying an average of $100,000 a year.

Near the top of the list of requirements: an established mass-transit system, which generally means some combination of light rail, subways, trains and bus lines.

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