Travel Demand

A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and Frontier Group shows mounting evidence that the Millennial generation’s dramatic shift away from driving is more than temporary. Planning must change to accommodate these demands.
Oct 16, 2014   Millennials in Motion: Changing Travel Habits of Young Americans and the Implications for Public Policy
A new RAND Corporation study models motorization growth rates and saturation levels, and identifies potential policies to encourage more efficient transportation in developing countries.
Jul 27, 2014   The Future of Driving in Developing Countries
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The Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance, Report To Congress (C&P) is intended to provide decision-makers with an objective appraisal of the physical conditions and operational performa Blog Post
May 8, 2014   By Todd Litman
The USDOT's "Conditions & Performance Report" predicts that VMT will grow between 1.36% and 1.85%, although current demographic and economic trends have resulted in flat or negative growth in recent years. Why won't they learn?
Mar 11, 2014   State Smart Transportation Initiative
Demographic and economic trends, and improving transport options, including more carsharing services, are contributing to a long-term decline in automobile ownership and use.
Feb 5, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
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Aug 22, 2010   By Todd Litman
Politicians and planners be warned: you will now be judged according to your ability to improve walking, cycling and public transit services.   Blog Post
Apr 12, 2009   By Todd Litman