Transportation Policy

The build out of mass transit and bicycle infrastructure hasn’t been the cure-all for shifting commuters from single-person autos to alternate modes of transit, as many had hoped. Maybe it's time we start looking at how to disincentivize driving.
Jan 19, 2016   The New Republic
A new report identifies ways to incorporate health objectives into transportation and land use planning.
Jul 27, 2009   The Convergence Partnership
Cyclists hear a lot about how much better the biking is in Europe. The Brooklyn Paper takes a look at why, and whether or not the lessons of Amsterdam are applicable in the US.
Jul 19, 2009   The Brooklyn Paper
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 People with short attention spans might think that this report is already outdated, since global financial uncertainty has replaced rising fuel prices as the crisis-of-the-month.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