New figures from the Federal Highway Administration show no abatement in increasing vehicle miles traveled (VMT). While low oil prices have been beneficial for the environment on the production end, it is wreaking havoc on the consumption side.
Nov 8, 2015 AASHTO Journal
In an effort to shift from car-centric planning and incentivize eco-friendly transportation options, California is revising the way it measures traffic impacts of development projects under its Environmental Quality Act.
Sep 21, 2015 The Planning Report
An August 17 press release from the National Safety Council indicates the United States is on track to exceed 40,000 road deaths this year, the highest since 2007. A January NPR report links the spike to decreased gas prices.
Aug 19, 2015 CNNMoney
According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey on commuting to work, one subregion in the Bay Area can claim accolades for having achieved the largest drop in solo-commuting from 2006, scoring the third lowest drive-alone rate in 2013.
Aug 17, 2015 The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert
A bill working its way through the California State Legislature would require the state to reduce petroleum its consumption by half in 15 years. CALmatters, a nonprofit journalism venture, seeks to find out if it is even possible.
Aug 13, 2015 Daily Democrat
Those who thought peak VMT was in the rear view mirror will be disappointed in new data from the Federal Highway Administration.
Jun 29, 2015 AASHTO Journal
In addition to record travel this Memorial Day, the U.S. DOT reports that March broke the record for the most vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Gas prices, though rising since late March, are predicted to drop and remain low through the end of 2015.
May 26, 2015 The New York Times - Energy & Environment
To recap: about ten years ago evidence accumulated indicating that the rate of travel growth over the prior 50 years was no longer the norm, as travel demand showed signs of moderation. Blog Post
Apr 7, 2015 By
With implications on the narrative of peak driving and on the economic forces that drive the country, a new study reveals that some statewide populations began driving less as early as 1992.
Jan 16, 2015 The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Mirroring a previously reported increase in gasoline consumption in California, the vehicle miles traveled increase over last year is the largest in a decade. The reasons are the same: cheaper gas and an improved economy with more people working.
Dec 19, 2014 The Sacramento Bee