Transportation

Today, most transportation professionals are aware that the era of inexorable growth in vehicular travel has ended. Yet many state DOTs and local public works departments continue to assume that traffic will grow far into the future.
Sep 2, 2014   Community Builders
I once tried to seduce a girl by telling her that if she went out with me, she’d have a lot of laughs. As evidence, I demonstrated that I was a funny guy. I made her laugh. Nonetheless, she didn’t go out with me. Opinion
Feb 3, 2014   By Norman Wright
People have been driving about 1% less per year for the last 9 years. What can public-private partnerships for transportation alternatives do to stoke this fire?
Jan 26, 2014   PlaceShakers
With more than 10,000 transportation professionals attending the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, it is a great opportunity to understand what topics are receiving the most attention. Opinion
Jan 20, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
In April, Gov. Opinion
Jun 3, 2013   By Michael Lewyn
While much of the current discussion in planning centers on decreasing road capacity to promote greater pedestrian mobility, Eric Jaffe wonders if we are thinking enough about the critical and complex task of moving freight.
May 25, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
The proposal is simple. Instead of investing billions of dollars more on elaborate infrastructure or trust a corrupted police force, the concept is to nudge this complex system at two targeted points in the city, argues Mitchell Sutika Sipus.
Jan 2, 2013   Humanitarian Space
The eminent journalist Stephen Dubner recently suggested that because many buses are under-utilized, the average bus is actually less fuel-efficient than the average car. Opinion
Nov 18, 2012   By Michael Lewyn
A controversial Virginia ballot measure to limit eminent domain use has gone without much notice. Michael Rodriguez, a local transportation planner, argues against this measure.
Nov 5, 2012   Greater Greater Washington
Some highway advocates in the suburbs surrounding Washington, DC think that building an outer Beltway through Northern Virginia will be beneficial to the planet. Others disagree.
Nov 3, 2012   Greater Greater Washington
Critic Michael Kimmelman, fresh back from Louisville's Idea Festival, questions why that quickly emerging city wants to double down on a new freeway expansion through its downtown while other progressive cities are tearing theirs down.
Sep 26, 2012   New York Times