In a 2006 BBC Newsnight's series on finding the best public services in the world, Conservative Party Vice Chair Sayeeda Warsi - just appointed to the Cabinet, and as Conservative Party Chair by David Cameron - reported on efforts to overhaul public transport in one US city...
"PORTLAND, OREGON isn't just about successfully getting people out of their cars. What's really clear, is the extent to which transport is the absolute bedrock of community development.
"The city is an international pioneer in transit-orientated developments, high-density, residential and business units around light-rail stops and transit centres.
"Portland's Transportation Commissioner, Sam Adams, puts the city's success down to three main factors:
the marriage of transportation and land use issues,
public and private partnership,
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