Too many people in our community are spending too much time stuck in traffic. This not only takes a toll on local commuters and our economy but is also threatens our environment. Our region’s population is increasing and the industries that drive our economy are starting to diversify -- signaling that we are transforming from a beach town with suburban sprawl to a more dense, dynamic and thriving urban environment. Through his leadership as Chair of the Board of the Metropolitan Transit System Board, Chair Nathan Fletcher is fighting to bring a fast, safe, more reliable and better connected transit system to our region. He knows that if we continue to slow-roll investments in transit options, the costs will be much greater for future generations.