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Peak VMT reportedly occurred in 2007, but that may not stand long according to updated DOT estimates of 2013 travel. According to the data, Americans drove nearly three trillion miles. Another finding is the large increase in number of vehicles.
33 min ago   U.S. DOT: Office of Public Affairs
This has been an eventful week for gas taxes. To update two posts that appeared recently, Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa signed legislation that increases the gas tax by 10-cents on March 1. In California, a board voted to decrease the tax by six cents.
Yesterday   KCCI Des Moines
Surprising insights on messaging from the front lines of NIMBY.
Yesterday   Shelterforce
A newly released report shows the demographic transformation of American cities spatially from 1990 to 2012 by charting their neighborhoods based on distance to the center of the city.
Yesterday   University of Virginia Center for Public Service
The cities that visitors see will always be different than the city that locals see. A new mapping project reveals the distinctions between the local perspective and the tourist perspective for 136 cities around the globe.
Yesterday   Huffington Post
A community user of Buzzfeed has clearly had it up to here with the daily frustrations of using transit on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
2 days ago   BuzzFeed
The owners of CityMap call it one of the most social and most monetizable maps in the world. With a new expansion plan announced this week, the app—which launched in 2012 with a map of every shop in New York City—is going global.
2 days ago   Crain's New York Business
The deal is not yet done, but the home team of the LeBronaissance, the most ostensible sign of Cleveland's resurgence, have reportedly asked Cuyahoga County officials to split the cost of an arena renovation.
2 days ago   Northeast Ohio Media Group
Durham City Council members may be ready to take on new debt to fund a list of big-ticket parks and transportation projects which would help keep pace with growth and enhance the community.
2 days ago   The Durham News
While all four passenger cars derailed in Tuesday morning's crash with a pickup truck, three on their sides, experts indicate that the new cars likely prevented far greater damage. Also covered is the locomotive push-pull issue and grade separations.
2 days ago   Los Angeles Times
Downtown Seattle is doing something right to get drivers out of cars: a recent survey reveals that fewer and fewer commuters are driving alone, and the fastest growing modes for commuters are of the non-motorized variety.
2 days ago   The Urbanist