Setting speed limits based on safety, not driver behavior SSTI

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 Setting speed limits based on safety, not driver behavior SSTI

January 27th, 2020 New resource offers guidance and tools for right-sizing transportation investments

January 27th, 2020 Researchers say investment in infrastructure has the potential to move short trips out of cars

January 14th, 2020 New report discusses how transportation officials can support health equity

January 14th, 2020 Findings from Toronto: Sticks and carrots for TNCs

January 14th, 2020 Exploring the relationship between transit supply and parking demand

December 16th, 2019 Why DOTs need more workforce diversity

December 16th, 2019 As car commuting demand changes, highways and parking lots give way to development

December 2nd, 2019 Places with most crash exposure also fear enforcement bias

December 2nd, 2019 LOS to play more limited role in California planning, according to survey

December 2nd, 2019 How might travelers behave with privately-owned AVs?

December 2nd, 2019 Why didn’t the turtles cross the road?

November 11th, 2019 Is there bias in GPS enabled smartphone cycling app data?

November 11th, 2019 Residential exposure to local traffic emissions associated with higher risk of stroke

October 28th, 2019 Priced parking is fair and effective at lowering car use

October 28th, 2019 Parents don’t always agree with practitioners about safe cycling routes for kids

October 14th, 2019 Auto-braking is becoming more common, but the tech is still evolving

October 14th, 2019 Some bias is evident when ticketing speeders in Burlington, Vermont

September 30th, 2019 Bellevue, WA, plans to use AI to leverage cameras for safety

September 30th, 2019 Does active transportation add to overall physical activity, or substitute for other exercise?

September 16th, 2019 It’s not distracted walking that is killing NYC pedestrians

September 16th, 2019 People weigh risk versus convenience in whether to use pedestrian bridges

September 16th, 2019 More evidence that TNCs are clogging downtown streets (and what NYC is doing about it)

September 3rd, 2019 Growth near transit is key to connecting smaller cities, SSTI finds

September 3rd, 2019 Connectivity is good for walkability, but social factors also matter

September 3rd, 2019 Identifying isolated bike islands in cities, and the bottlenecks between them

August 19th, 2019 New mindset needed to address congestion, says MassDOT

August 19th, 2019 Use of multimodal accessibility metrics in project prioritization and investment

August 5th, 2019 A new technique to identify deteriorating infrastructure using satellite data

July 15th, 2019 AVs: Some intersections may get more dangerous before they get safer

July 15th, 2019 TDM best practice: Shout out to Greater Richmond Transit Company

July 15th, 2019 Why are they Snapchatting while driving, and what will get them to stop?

July 1st, 2019 Computers are making roadside data collection quicker, easier, and more accurate

July 1st, 2019 UK scientists warn of resource costs in transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050

June 17th, 2019 Shifting from LOS to VMT would save time, money, and better support local goals

June 17th, 2019 Want to increase transit ridership without adding service? Make it easy to get to the stations

June 17th, 2019 Los Angeles and San Francisco using data to target Vision Zero efforts

June 17th, 2019 What’s the best policy for managing spillover parking?

June 3rd, 2019 Small increases in rainfall could cause big problems for road networks

June 3rd, 2019 Dense areas are safer but road design is critical

June 3rd, 2019 Quantifying the quality and connectivity of sidewalks: walking accessibility indices

June 3rd, 2019 Latinos are being pushed to urban edges, rural areas with few transportation options

May 20th, 2019 Yet more evidence: “If you build it they will drive”

May 20th, 2019 A troubled marriage between safety research and practice

May 20th, 2019 In Denmark, bicyclists more law abiding when facilities present

May 20th, 2019 Chicago parking concession big win for investors, hard on curb management

May 20th, 2019 State DOT officials discuss how to prioritize repair

May 20th, 2019 Hawaii moves toward road usage charge and a clean energy future

May 6th, 2019 Researchers re-evaluate how we value transportation

May 6th, 2019 Chicago opens TNC data to the public

May 6th, 2019 NYSDOT chooses the grid for Syracuse freeway replacement

May 6th, 2019 Oregon regulators require public utilities to adopt plans for electric vehicles

May 6th, 2019 School site selection: considering transportation impacts on students

April 23rd, 2019 Some drivers are more distracted by phones than others

April 23rd, 2019 New study looks at the system-level factors that impact BRT ridership

April 8th, 2019 New York approves plan to implement congestion tolling: Beginning of a new trend?

March 25th, 2019 A tool to estimate the added VMT from highway expansions

March 25th, 2019 Lessons from nine states bringing ‘practical solutions’ from policy to practice

March 11th, 2019 Yes, communities can be sued for their unsafe streets

March 11th, 2019 A method for quantifying risks imposed on cyclists while sharing road with motor vehicles

February 26th, 2019 To meet clean energy goals, everyone will need better transportation options

February 11th, 2019 New study finds that road closures can alleviate congestion in dense urban areas

February 11th, 2019 Can road pricing be used to make LA’s transportation system more equitable?

February 11th, 2019 Evidence from Toronto: Well-designed bike lanes encourage cycling, improve safety for all

January 28th, 2019 Speeding contributes to one-quarter of fatalities, but remains culturally acceptable

January 28th, 2019 As crashes rise, distracted driving has (mostly) stayed the same

January 28th, 2019 Dangerous by Design 2019: Roads aren’t getting safer for pedestrians

January 28th, 2019 Study: Transit supporters in LA unlikely to use transit themselves

January 14th, 2019 Was 2018 the year of peak ICE?

January 14th, 2019 Seattle moves to new transportation level of service guidelines

January 14th, 2019 Tolling strategies may mitigate the impact of AVs on VMT and congestion

January 14th, 2019 Mileage-based fee more effective than California’s new ZEV fee

December 18th, 2018 Nine states and DC move forward on transportation carbon pricing alliance

December 17th, 2018 Reopening of Quincy Station MBTA gate provides area households with access to hundreds of thousands of additional jobs

December 17th, 2018 How WSDOT will be picking the right transportation investments for economic vitality

December 17th, 2018 New NACTO and USDOT Volpe Center reports call for improved vehicle design to increase safety

December 3rd, 2018 Gas stations venting ten times more gas vapor than once believed

November 12th, 2018 Nudge science being used to encourage transit use

November 12th, 2018 Is working from home really reducing VMT?

October 30th, 2018 The cost and inequity of children’s access to opportunity

October 30th, 2018 Study finds women use carsharing less than men

October 15th, 2018 How do we prepare for the “hockey stick growth” of the EV market?

October 15th, 2018 Study finds rich and poor most likely to walk

October 1st, 2018 Lyft tests mobility as a service across major U.S. cities

October 1st, 2018 Will advances in autonomous technology degrade job quality in the trucking industry?

October 1st, 2018 An app that rewards commuters for their travel choices

October 1st, 2018 Can we bring back the golden era of transit in the U.S.?

September 17th, 2018 States may look to leaders in regulating electric bicycles

September 17th, 2018 Houston paper: Metro area worst in nation for traffic fatalities, speeding at fault

September 17th, 2018 Webinar recap: How TDOT is attracting and retaining staff

September 3rd, 2018 Back to the new normal? Post-recession VMT uptick wanes

September 3rd, 2018 Among other barriers, low-wage workers face discrimination based on commute distance

September 3rd, 2018 Technical assistance helped six MPOs improve how they prioritize projects

September 3rd, 2018 When will everyone have a Connected Autonomous Vehicle?

August 20th, 2018 The shortest path usually isn’t the best one, according to bikeshare users

August 20th, 2018 Baltimore fire code eased to allow bike lanes, more flexible design

August 20th, 2018 Cities need to move carefully to get TNC benefits

August 20th, 2018 Toward livable streets: A review of recent improvements in practice

August 6th, 2018 Red light cameras save lives. Turning them off puts lives at risk.

August 6th, 2018 Climate change killing us in more ways than expected?

July 23rd, 2018 U.S. cities and developers beleaguered by too much parking, Mortgage Bankers report finds

July 23rd, 2018 Travel time peaked in the 1990s, new research shows

July 2nd, 2018 Speeding is akin to an addiction, and roadway design can be an effective treatment

July 2nd, 2018 How to get more transportation workers? Build a school.

July 2nd, 2018 Utah stepping up multimodal planning and investment under new law

July 2nd, 2018 Smart intersection technology may improve safety for all road users

July 2nd, 2018 How Denver and Seattle are working to preserve affordable housing near transit

July 2nd, 2018 Uber and Lyft look toward electric vehicles

June 18th, 2018 Could transit service cuts be responsible for declining ridership?

June 18th, 2018 New multimodal trip data on the horizon

June 4th, 2018 Florida brings dynamically priced express lanes to an already tolled road

June 4th, 2018 Lessons for the U.S. from Norway’s success with electric vehicles

May 21st, 2018 Estimating the amount people drive based on accessibility measures

May 21st, 2018 Cities and developers are preparing for a world with less parking

May 21st, 2018 What’s causing the increase in pedestrian deaths?

May 21st, 2018 To improve walking, give pedestrians the green light

May 21st, 2018 Many variables in play as deadline for maritime fuel sulfur reduction approaches

May 7th, 2018 To reach clean energy goals, Hawaii needs to address VMT

May 7th, 2018 Studies suggest autonomous vehicles will have reduced parking requirements

May 7th, 2018 International review confirms speed management is critical to road safety

May 7th, 2018 Parking and the City: A new book for practitioners

May 7th, 2018 Hit-and-run crashes are on the rise

May 7th, 2018 Creating a transportation decision-making process that is equitable for everyone

April 16th, 2018 Millennials are driving more, but only those making the least money

April 16th, 2018 Florida’s pedestrian record could have been much worse

April 16th, 2018 Anticipating the costly impacts of climate change in Hawaii

April 2nd, 2018 Opportunities and potential bias in new transportation data

April 2nd, 2018 Bicycle level of stress and equity as factors in project selection

March 19th, 2018 Pedestrian deaths are a systemic problem in the U.S.

March 19th, 2018 Research finds R1-6 gateway treatment can rival RFFB and PHB lights at pedestrian crossings

March 19th, 2018 Rochester makes headway in replacing the Inner Loop with a new neighborhood

February 26th, 2018 Big data enables new tool for analyzing and diagnosing traffic congestion

February 26th, 2018 Chicago to use TNC fees to improve ‘L’ service

February 12th, 2018 Mainstreaming transportation and land use modeling within Oregon DOT

February 12th, 2018 Washington State bill will require trucks serving ports to be cleaner

January 29th, 2018 New report offers recommendations on reducing DUI, alcohol-related injuries and death

January 29th, 2018 Lessons from the mixed success of microtransit

January 16th, 2018 Accessibility in practice: A new guide from SSTI

January 16th, 2018 How land use and access to transit impact taxi demand

January 16th, 2018 When Waze clogs the streets, can communities close them to outsiders?

January 16th, 2018 Study of bicycling and driving behavior reveals areas for improvement

December 4th, 2017 Access to jobs by transit is on the rise

December 4th, 2017 Cities and airports look to develop best practices for rideshare pick-ups and drop-offs

December 4th, 2017 In Ohio, speed limits go up—and with them crashes, injuries, and deaths

November 13th, 2017 Researchers highlight city-centered practices in “roadmap for the 21st century”

November 13th, 2017 Why hasn’t Denver seen an increase in transit ridership?

October 30th, 2017 Where people walk: Two new studies improve “walkability” measurement

October 30th, 2017 What is ride-hailing doing to our transportation system?

October 30th, 2017 Auto disruptor looks to shake up car insurance

October 16th, 2017 U.S. gets “F” for design and policy to support walking while pedestrian fatalities rise

October 16th, 2017 Is congestion pricing equitable? Data suggests “yes” in the Portland metro region

October 2nd, 2017 CAFE standards may be easier to meet than previously thought

October 2nd, 2017 GHG Measure back on, for now

September 18th, 2017 A framework for determining where congestion really matters

September 18th, 2017 BlaBlaCar now an option in Google Maps transit, but not in the U.S.

August 7th, 2017 Florida is leading the nation in lowering speeds to reduce crashes; will other states follow?

August 7th, 2017 Yes, BRT can contribute to TOD in smaller cities

July 24th, 2017 Who pays for roads? Users, but only partly

July 24th, 2017 How much does parking really cost (in time, fuel, and frustration)?

July 24th, 2017 Real-time travel information: Better for businesses, better for travelers

July 24th, 2017 What HOV requirements in Jakarta can teach us about congestion

July 9th, 2017 A toolkit to measure and value “community severance” due to traffic

July 9th, 2017 Does legalized marijuana lead to more car crashes?

July 7th, 2017 Safety in numbers and safety by design: A ‘virtuous cycle’

July 7th, 2017 Alcohol and gasoline prices: Their impact on traffic fatalities and the economy

July 5th, 2017 UConn research center sets new standard with crash data and analysis tool

June 19th, 2017 Accessibility for all: Open source options for measuring access to destinations

June 19th, 2017 Can autonomous vehicles co-exist with bicyclists and pedestrians?

June 19th, 2017 Study of variable speed limits highlights the trade-off of throughput and safety

June 19th, 2017 Bridging the gap between research and practice: new study on the role of induced vehicle travel

June 19th, 2017 The National Complete Streets Coalition announces the best Complete Streets policies of 2016

June 5th, 2017 Road fatalities are disproportionate across both racial/ethnic and rural/urban lines

June 5th, 2017 Reducing traffic congestion in cities by delivering goods at night

June 5th, 2017 Seattle may have a bikesharing system after all

May 22nd, 2017 FDOT makes strides in Complete Streets implementation: Former Dist. 1 Secretary Billy Hattaway weighs in

May 22nd, 2017 Sacramento public housing residents just got free Zipcars

May 22nd, 2017 A near miss: How cities are misinterpreting the safety of streets for bicyclists and pedestrians

May 22nd, 2017 New transit models: Laguna Beach and Uber partner for senior transportation services

May 22nd, 2017 Big data shines light on bike and pedestrian trips

May 8th, 2017 Cities testing out autonomous buses, but is it worth the risk?

May 8th, 2017 Utah adopts the lowest drunk driving limit in the country

May 8th, 2017 How much more is a home worth if it’s near transit?

April 3rd, 2017 We all break traffic laws. Why are bicyclists different?

March 13th, 2017 A preview of the driverless-vehicle future: Uber and other TNCs are cannibalizing New York’s transit ridership and worsening congestion and emissions

March 13th, 2017 Dividing the pie: Maryland lawmakers take on transportation project selection

January 22nd, 2017 Municipalities may be liable for crashes on streets where design encourages high speeds

January 22nd, 2017 Portland plans new development fee structure based on people instead of cars

January 22nd, 2017 LA drivers wonder whether expanding the 405 was worth it

December 12th, 2016 The quest for market share: Is Uber’s business model sustainable?

December 12th, 2016 Maybe urban truck traffic isn’t rising after all

November 21st, 2016 Sharing the road: How separated bikeways are setting the standard for safety

November 21st, 2016 New study reaffirms the child safety benefits of red light cameras

October 31st, 2016 Motor vehicle dependence is making us sick: How transportation and urban planners are part of the solution

October 31st, 2016 U.S. scores poorly in relationship between transportation sustainability and human capital

October 10th, 2016 Searching for policy responses to the promise and threat of automated vehicles

October 10th, 2016 Completing the commute: Does Uber have a role in parking management?

August 8th, 2016 California’s new fee on hazardous railroad shipments being challenged by railroads

August 8th, 2016 Building the infrastructure for zero emissions and alternative fuel vehicles

July 18th, 2016 Traffic deaths rose 8% in 2015, more than 10% among non-motorized road users

July 18th, 2016 New research reinforces the importance of the built environment to cycling mode share

June 27th, 2016 Texas DOT considers major highway removal in new plan for Dallas

June 6th, 2016 Cities look toward design in achieving Vision Zero

June 6th, 2016 Canadian study links moving to walkable neighborhood with lower BMI in men

May 23rd, 2016 Re-Connect West Baltimore aims to bridge old neighborhood divides

May 23rd, 2016 Learning from transit performance measures and data in California

May 9th, 2016 Job type and location may keep low-wage workers from using transit

May 9th, 2016 A framework for incorporating health in transportation corridor planning

May 9th, 2016 The economics of active transportation oriented development

April 25th, 2016 Race and class disparities in driver’s license suspension and consequences in California

April 11th, 2016 Results of an income-based fare policy show potential for wider adoption

April 11th, 2016 Foxx decries highways’ effects on cities; US DOT can help the cause with rulemaking

March 28th, 2016 Data scientists target serious crashes in four U.S. cities

March 28th, 2016 New research on the benefits of ignition interlock devices

March 14th, 2016 U.S. 36: Changing commute habits through infrastructure, incentives, and education

March 14th, 2016 To improve transit in U.S., improve regional coordination: Lessons from across the pond

March 14th, 2016 Megaships may be approaching their maximum size

March 14th, 2016 Two reports examine progress and challenges for biking and walking

February 29th, 2016 Economy, gas prices pushed driving upward in 2015, but less than in past years

February 29th, 2016 CBO report suggests changes to increase productivity of federal highway program

February 29th, 2016 Expanded transit tax incentive can’t compete with the lure of subsidized parking

February 15th, 2016 Montreal study finds vulnerable populations have more exposure to road noise

February 15th, 2016 Better timing for seasonal load restrictions with connected sensors

February 1st, 2016 New report draws attention to need to focus on multimodal transportation

February 1st, 2016 Sustainability rating tools studied for use in Colorado

February 1st, 2016 Researchers suggest using Google Street View and Walk Score to conduct pedestrian safety studies

February 1st, 2016 Total VMT and fatalities are up

December 15th, 2015 Agencies must embrace new design standards to improve safety, according to federal report

December 7th, 2015 Northeast looks at GHG reductions that boost the economy

December 7th, 2015 California city loses lawsuit after death of bicyclist on road with substandard bike lanes and no lighting

December 7th, 2015 The psychology of public acceptance of gas tax increases

December 7th, 2015 New Jersey DOT: no more roadway expansions

November 16th, 2015 Can Florida design its way to safety? SSTI meeting highlight

November 2nd, 2015 WHO: U.S. among countries needing tougher laws to improve road safety

November 2nd, 2015 How a Chicago suburb became car-lite and lessons for other communities

October 19th, 2015 New tool estimates transit’s effect on VMT and emissions

October 19th, 2015 Research shows advantages, use patterns for different car-sharing models

October 19th, 2015 Seattle to take over and expand bike-sharing system

October 5th, 2015 Not just speed and land use: considering directness of travel

October 5th, 2015 New MassDOT separated bike lane guide another step to encourage healthy transportation

October 5th, 2015 Majority of commercial truck drivers would use paid parking reservations

September 21st, 2015 Surgeon General calls on Americans to walk more

September 8th, 2015 Traffic deaths surge as Americans return to the roads

September 8th, 2015 FHWA: We are not a barrier to safer, slower, innovative road design

September 8th, 2015 States seek more information and control over oil train shipments

August 10th, 2015 Drones could inspect bridges in Florida, saving divers from snakes and currents

August 10th, 2015 Transit: If you build it wrong, they might not come

July 27th, 2015 Internet-connected vehicles may put hackers in the driver’s seat

July 13th, 2015 Trombino: “System is going to shrink”

July 13th, 2015 Compact, connected development patterns on the rise since mid-1990s

July 13th, 2015 It’s not all about the mode: Race and gender bias in yielding to non-motorized road users

July 13th, 2015 Austin, Texas sees road safety and operations improvements with “right sizing”

July 13th, 2015 Vermont taking steps to reduce the number of drivers with suspended licenses

June 22nd, 2015 New study links low-cost and free recreation facilities near work sites with active commuting

June 22nd, 2015 Equitable access to opportunity: The growing distance between people and jobs

June 22nd, 2015 Walking and biking form ‘third pillar’ of transportation in Wasatch Front plan

June 1st, 2015 Geographic preference in FHWA and FTA contracting—balancing competition with local hiring preferences

June 1st, 2015 Insurers taken to task for ignoring drivers’ mileage when setting rates

June 1st, 2015 Busway sparks new interest in transit in Connecticut

May 18th, 2015 Innovative infrastructure and bikes on trains encourage commuting

May 4th, 2015 Federal funding fears lead PennDOT to reassert authority over Philly highway billboards

April 20th, 2015 Drivers more likely to ignore crosswalks at speeds above 30 mph

April 20th, 2015 Learning from better bicycle/vehicle crash reporting: Improving safety and infrastructure

April 20th, 2015 Removing curbs, lane markings, and signage to create a better street

March 23rd, 2015 Transportation engineers question the use of common practices and metrics

March 23rd, 2015 New critique identifies troubling errors in FHWA’s report on driver distraction from digital signs

March 23rd, 2015 “More Mountains, Less Traffic:” Managing travel demand on Colorado’s I-70 Corridor

March 16th, 2015 For the first time in a decade, U.S. per capita highway travel ticks up

March 9th, 2015 Oregon DOT uses TransitMix Pro to help improve statewide network

March 9th, 2015 Head’s Up! New tools to improve warning signs

February 23rd, 2015 UC/UCLA report: Changes needed to align transportation spending and policy goals

February 23rd, 2015 New research highlights the benefits of two-way communication for transit agencies

February 9th, 2015 There’s more to roadway emissions than what comes out of the tailpipe

February 9th, 2015 USDOT urges nation to think beyond traffic

February 9th, 2015 CMAP’s new tool elevates the urgency for innovative transportation solutions

January 26th, 2015 Massachusetts looks towards carbon pricing to reduce GHG emissions

January 26th, 2015 New study provides insight into the permanence of changing driving trends

January 11th, 2015 Cities take the lead on side guards for trucks

December 8th, 2014 Access for the unbanked—equity with electronic tolling and contactless transit payment

December 8th, 2014 Brookings report provides insight into the impacts of congestion on the freight industry

December 8th, 2014 Accessibility moves out of the lab and into practice

December 8th, 2014 Vision Zero spreads across the U.S.

November 17th, 2014 Pasadena development review moves away from auto delay and toward auto miles traveled

November 17th, 2014 North Carolina seeks to recoup costs of services to developers

November 3rd, 2014 Living near a major roadway raises risk of cardiac death in women

October 20th, 2014 Using Life Cycle Cost Analysis to control costs and inform project selection and development

October 20th, 2014 New research confirms the benefits of the Safe Routes to School program

October 20th, 2014 In preparing for autonomous vehicles, agencies can make needed changes

September 29th, 2014 Access for all: Knitting together ADA and Complete Streets

September 29th, 2014 Oregon DOT preparing new tool to align investments with state transportation goals

September 29th, 2014 Decline in carpooling could signal availability of more transportation options

September 29th, 2014 New tools for estimating biking and walking demand

September 15th, 2014 Highway and LRT nodes have similar impacts on home values

September 15th, 2014 Research and practice show that compact, connected street networks can result in improved health and safety outcomes

July 21st, 2014 States discovering new partners, tools, and uses for bridge monitoring

July 21st, 2014 Oregon leads the way in addressing transportation funding challenges

July 21st, 2014 Which transportation sustainability rating system works for your state?

June 23rd, 2014 With increasing fatalities and inadequate infrastructure, NDDOT looks for big picture solutions

June 23rd, 2014 How car sharing and ride sharing can help transportation agencies

June 9th, 2014 Building the market: Putting Zero-Emission Vehicles on the road

June 9th, 2014 How Paris is making the pedestrian a priority

June 9th, 2014 Regulation catching up with the ride-sharing industry

May 19th, 2014 The next 100 years: New York State’s push to develop climate resilient transit

May 19th, 2014 States to get more information about oil train traffic

May 19th, 2014 Children killed in DUI crashes likely to be in car with drunk driver

May 5th, 2014 Guest post: CDOT meeting looks to the future

May 5th, 2014 BYU researchers predict high crash sites to help UDOT target improvements

May 5th, 2014 Illinois releases its first comprehensive statewide bicycle plan

May 5th, 2014 Michigan DOT takes an innovative approach to complete streets

April 21st, 2014 Some urban roads are prime for bike lane retrofits

April 21st, 2014 Feds tell rail companies to fix rail delays for Upper Midwest farmers

April 21st, 2014 Portland considering new parking lot tax to spur development

April 21st, 2014 Texas DOT will study feasibility of removing I-345 in Dallas

April 21st, 2014 Transferring ownership: Some states look to reduce their roadway inventory

April 7th, 2014 Virginia DOT aims to assess its core assumptions and reprioritize

April 7th, 2014 Signs of spring—volunteers filling potholes on local and state roads

March 24th, 2014 Sit back, relax, and enjoy the drive: An update on autonomous vehicles

March 10th, 2014 Not being evil: Google pays for bus passes for low-income kids

March 10th, 2014 Can the United States achieve zero road fatalities?

February 24th, 2014 Do Safe Routes to School programs decrease injuries in school-aged pedestrians?

February 24th, 2014 The commute trade-off: Impacts on productivity and health

February 10th, 2014 Canada to purchase land for new Detroit bridge before U.S. funding set

February 10th, 2014 Get on the Bus! Balancing fixed-route and paratransit services

January 27th, 2014 Bixi bankruptcy a blow to bike sharing, but cities vow no disruption

January 27th, 2014 Transportation impacts of energy boom not limited to road maintenance

January 13th, 2014 Notice any suspicious people while you were driving today?

January 13th, 2014 Four minutes less walking to DC Metro worth 30 percent more rent

January 13th, 2014 Redefining mobility in the Motor City—the fate of I-375

January 6th, 2014 INVEST workshops to be offered at TRB 2014

December 16th, 2013 New travel demand projections are due from U.S. DOT. Will they be accurate this time?

December 16th, 2013 River states explore shifting more oversized and overweight shipments via water

December 16th, 2013 Ann Arbor could become testing ground for network of driverless cars

December 16th, 2013 What do video games and transportation planning have in common?

December 16th, 2013 State DOTs and MPOs develop adaptive strategies with help of climate change pilot program grants

December 2nd, 2013 Lack of transparency in use-based insurance may undercut demand management benefits

November 11th, 2013 Tennessee DOT to cover 95 percent of costs for local multimodal access projects

November 11th, 2013 FRA safety standards could lead to sleeker trains on U.S. passenger railroads

October 27th, 2013 The value of walkability

October 14th, 2013 Mode choice? There’s an app for that

September 30th, 2013 Reducing air pollution by targeting the most egregious emitters

September 30th, 2013 New York City reducing number of garbage trucks on its streets

September 30th, 2013 Can BRT drive TOD? Yes, with the right government support

September 30th, 2013 Factors affecting the decline in VMT: A new SSTI report

September 16th, 2013 A new future for downtown Rochester: Removing the Inner Loop highway

September 16th, 2013 Back to the future: crowded freeways and tight budgets lead some to call for a return to policies from 1984

September 16th, 2013 HOT lane study points to importance of reliability over average delay

August 30th, 2013 Ready. Transit. Go: Lining up development to meet current and future transportation demands

August 30th, 2013 Growing public interest in walkable communities, but public sector decision-makers still lag behind

August 30th, 2013 PennDOT begins posting bridge weight limits in light of failure of transportation funding

August 20th, 2013 FHWA to study safety and design of cycle tracks

August 5th, 2013 VMT in the news: A warning to investors, a policy lesson for Congress, a reality check on climate policy, and charts

August 5th, 2013 Colorado fires will result in highway repairs and closures for years

August 5th, 2013 Demand for transit continues to grow; underfunded transit agencies work to meet the need

July 15th, 2013 Two lawsuits seek to rein in transit data patent troll

July 15th, 2013 Are you being served? Reserving your space on the roadway

July 15th, 2013 New Yorkers find new uses for bike share docking stations

July 1st, 2013 Ohio city may lose federal road funding over refusal to install bus stops

July 1st, 2013 Cell phone distraction: It’s not just for drivers anymore

July 1st, 2013 Rethinking the parking needs of people with disabilities

July 1st, 2013 Lower VMT of TOD the result of density more than rail

June 17th, 2013 New transportation app to replace personal cars in Las Vegas

June 17th, 2013 Public health researchers: Bike guide leaves out facilities favored by many

June 17th, 2013 Got the flu? Maybe you need to ride public transit more

June 3rd, 2013 Judge cites lack of transit in ruling on freeway project

June 3rd, 2013 Do transportation agencies value time more than travelers do?

June 3rd, 2013 Bike share both reduces use of other modes and induces new trip-making

May 20th, 2013 Report: Lower VMT trend is here to stay

May 20th, 2013 As the cost of extreme weather events continues to climb, resilience is key

May 20th, 2013 Tulsa turns the corner on surface parking

May 6th, 2013 Study highlights importance of travel time as a metric

May 6th, 2013 Light rail debate could put an end to the Columbia River bridge project

May 6th, 2013 AAA: Annual cost of car ownership now over $9,100 per year

May 6th, 2013 Trucking’s shift towards LNG picking up steam

April 22nd, 2013 New accessibility tools available from Walk Score

April 22nd, 2013 2013 on track to be the year of the bike share

April 22nd, 2013 Montana and North Dakota show need for transit service in rural areas

April 8th, 2013 New report outlines steps needed to reduce petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions

April 8th, 2013 Contrarian research: Transit relieves congestion, but park-and-rides do not

April 8th, 2013 Brookings Institution report documents growth of Amtrak vs. air travel in key markets

April 8th, 2013 Free transit passes improve London’s youth and older riders’ mental health and sense of community

March 25th, 2013 Poverty in the suburbs exacerbated by auto-dependency

March 25th, 2013 SEPTA leads the way in fare collection technology

March 25th, 2013 Rural routes more dangerous than those in urban areas

March 11th, 2013 Economist urges less general revenue, more user fees to support air travel

March 11th, 2013 Bill would rein in patent trolling of transit systems

March 11th, 2013 Call for U.S. DOT to issue own standards causes a stir

March 11th, 2013 Red light cameras still popular with municipalities, but not drivers

March 11th, 2013 Senators call for action on freight rail rates and monopolies

March 11th, 2013 Devil’s Slide dangers soon to be bypassed by tunnels

February 25th, 2013 Per capita VMT ticks down for eighth straight year

February 25th, 2013 The challenge of communicating bicycle comfort level on maps

February 25th, 2013 Disagreement over the environmental impacts of the Bayonne Bridge project

February 25th, 2013 WSDOT weighs in on bill to make health a goal in transportation policy

February 11th, 2013 Does the travel-time index really reflect performance?

February 11th, 2013 Finding the middle – balancing public and private interests with P3s

February 11th, 2013 One-way or two-way streets more efficient? It depends on what you measure

February 11th, 2013 Connecting cars electronically may benefit BRT as well

January 28th, 2013 An environmentalist’s call to curb the federal role in transportation

January 28th, 2013 New York City’s subway train operators taking unilateral action to prevent fatalities at stations

January 11th, 2013 Silicon Valley shuttles change the face of public transit in San Francisco

January 11th, 2013 Pre-tax transit benefits return to parity with parking in 2013

December 11th, 2012 Different results for New York and New Jersey transit highlight storm preparations

December 11th, 2012 Increasing bicycle mode share leads to growing need for bicycle-specific traffic signals

November 13th, 2012 Michigan voters give green light to new bridge to Ontario

October 30th, 2012 Light rail systems can raise nearby property values before completion even in low density areas

October 30th, 2012 Bike boxes and lanes may increase “right hook” crashes in some circumstances

October 1st, 2012 Have we hit Peak Car? What VMT data tell us

October 1st, 2012 Two new studies shed light on the link between transportation and health

October 1st, 2012 Wisconsin is most recent state to consider mileage-based user fee

September 21st, 2012 New NACTO guide pushes U.S. innovation in bike facility design

August 28th, 2012 Local air quality benefits of street-level foliage much greater than previously thought

August 28th, 2012 Can we talk? How to communicate on transportation issues

August 28th, 2012 Decentralized by design: When should we consider ditching exclusive radial bus routes?

August 28th, 2012 Smart Growth America helps Tennessee with familiar problem: Many projects and limited funds

August 6th, 2012 New generation of transit hubs redefining train stations’ place in communities

August 6th, 2012 Productivity of trains as mobile offices a factor in mode selection

August 6th, 2012 “War on cars” (or bicycles) isn’t new

July 23rd, 2012 ACEEE finds U.S. ranks last in energy efficiency in transportation

July 23rd, 2012 The bus stigma: Why it exists, and should we care?

July 9th, 2012 Faulty suburban parking assumptions not holding up at new East Harlem mall

July 9th, 2012 Train on wheels – the growing popularity of BRT in Los Angeles

June 25th, 2012 Instant rewards, penalties, and feedback are shown to change driver behavior

June 25th, 2012 Will drivers pay the price to use fastest road in the Americas?

June 25th, 2012 Strategies for using value capture to fund transit

June 25th, 2012 Reaction to iPhone announcement points to popularity of transit apps

June 11th, 2012 New Chicago plan aims for zero traffic deaths in ten years

June 11th, 2012 Investing in transit improves quality of life in rural areas

June 11th, 2012 Report shows that higher congestion is associated with better economies

June 11th, 2012 With continued testing success, governments are embracing connected and self-driving vehicles

June 11th, 2012 First quarter of 2012 shows more people are switching to transit

May 25th, 2012 Walk/Transit/Bike Score now an important number for real estate

May 25th, 2012 Non-motorized pilot program reports show small investment can mean big changes

May 25th, 2012 Roads buckling under the weight of the shale gas industry

May 14th, 2012 Car use down, bicycle and bus use up dramatically since 2001 in London congestion-pricing area

May 14th, 2012 Transportation needs are changing, but gas price isn’t the major factor, think tank says

May 14th, 2012 Increasing transit ridership: Should we make public transportation “fun” or “useful”?

May 14th, 2012 Airports eyed as sites for alternative energy production

May 14th, 2012 Road traffic injuries leading cause of fatalities among 10-24 year-olds

May 1st, 2012 SSTI’s scenario analysis tool unveiled; will allow DOTs to better engage with land use authorities

May 1st, 2012 Accelerated Bridge Construction offers less hassle for drivers and faster implementation for DOTs

May 1st, 2012 Poor suffer more crash injuries; greater exposure to traffic, roadway geometry partly to blame

May 1st, 2012 Annual survey finds that even in car-centric Houston, people want better access to transit

April 16th, 2012 Exurban development continues to decline, while cities return to pre-recession growth

April 16th, 2012 How do we get “everyday Americans” to support transportation funding?

April 2nd, 2012 U.S. Treasury report outlines need for road maintenance, transit investment, and alternatives to driving

March 16th, 2012 Why “forgiving roadways” are not the solution in urban areas

March 5th, 2012 Impacts of light rail on property values vary by distance and income level

March 5th, 2012 Rhode Island DOT uses ITS to make commuting easier for drivers

March 5th, 2012 Safety advocates still waiting for FHWA report on digital billboards

February 20th, 2012 Oregon leads the way on use of solar installations for transportation facilities

February 17th, 2012 Michigan-Chicago route gains 110 mph passenger rail, and other Midwest states seem eager to follow

February 17th, 2012 Congress is still wrestling with Positive Train Control requirements

February 6th, 2012 FTA proposes shifting the focus of transit investment evaluations from commute time reduction to ridership and other metrics

February 6th, 2012 New performance dashboards released in Massachusetts and Michigan

February 6th, 2012 Report documents the continued rise of walking and biking

January 22nd, 2012 London tries to reduce airborne particulate matter by “gluing” it to the streets

January 8th, 2012 San Francisco drivers still park on congested blocks despite variable pricing

January 8th, 2012 Take me out to the ballpark, but make me walk the last mile

January 8th, 2012 Barge industry jumping on PR band wagon as river infrastructure begins to age

January 8th, 2012 Montana tries a biodegradable corrosion inhibitor to save money, reduce maintenance, and be more environmentally friendly


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