Transportation Policy

Though the Los Angeles region is very dense, significant barriers to transit-oriented planning remain. Based on this analysis, the lack of a central urban core shouldn't be one of them.
Mar 19, 2015   Medium
The election is behind us. A Democratic administration headed by President-elect Barack Obama and a heavily Democratic Congress will assume power next January. How will this influence the direction of federal surface transportation policy and programs? Blog Post
Nov 17, 2008   By Kenneth Orski
A recent report that I coauthored, "Managing Transport Challenges When Oil Prices Rise" provides practical policy guidance on how to manage the risks of rising oil prices by increasing transport system efficiency. People with short attention spans might think that this report is already outdated, since global financial uncertainty has replaced rising fuel prices as the crisis-of-the-month. Leading businesses are bankrupt, employees are frightened, consumers are cautious, and fuel prices plummeting. Blog Post
Oct 17, 2008   By Todd Litman
<p>Toronto environmental lawyer Albert Koehl believes that Canada's Conservative government should embark on a national bicycle strategy.</p>
Jun 9, 2008   The Globe & Mail
<p>Transit ridership is spiking across the country as gas prices go up. Is this a tipping point for America's car culture?</p>
May 31, 2008   The Philadelphia Inquirer
People's response to death typically proceeds through various stages: disbelief, denial, anger, bargaining, guilt, and eventually acceptance and hope. Motorists' response to increased fuel price seems to follow similar stages: Blog Post
May 18, 2008   By Todd Litman
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May 7, 2008   By Todd Litman
<p>Why Americans don't cycle in the cold and rain, and why they do in Amsterdam.</p>
Mar 22, 2008   Streetsblog
<p>The Department of Transportation under President Bush has placed an emphasis on market-based measures such as toll roads to alleviate congestion, and this has public transit advocates worried that the Federal government sees no role for transit.</p>
Mar 17, 2008   The Washington Post
<p>Transportation planners and public officials have begun to consider ways to reconfigure cities and alter driving patterns in order to reduce vehicle miles traveled and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.</p>
Mar 3, 2008   InTransition Magazine