VMT

California planning expert Bill Fulton discusses a long-awaited proposal from the Governor's Office of Planning and Research that would shift the state's traffic impact assessments away from their current focus on traffic congestion.
Aug 10, 2014   California Planning and Development Report
A new study in 8 countries says yes, contrary to government predictions.
Jan 2, 2011   Miller-McCune
This article from <em>OnEarth</em> magazine looks at ideas for improving transportation in the United States, and offers some illustrations to help explain.
Dec 11, 2010   OnEarth
The gas tax is becoming an increasingly outdated and unsustainable idea. This piece from <em>Miller McCune</em> looks at the prospect of replacing it with a tax based on vehicle miles traveled.
Oct 16, 2010   Miller-McCune
A short documentary exploring the development challenges that the City of Ventura faces.
Sep 20, 2010   The OpenSpace: News For Central Coast Planners
Traffic deaths are down almost 10% for last year- in fact, they haven't been this low since 1950. Why?
Sep 9, 2010   CNN-Money
The graph below shows the most recent USDOT vehicle-travel data covering the last 25 years. Although vehicle-miles of travel (VMT) grew steadily during most of the Twentieth Century, in recent years the growth rate stopped and even declined a little. It is now about 10% below where it would have been had past trends continued. Opinion
Aug 22, 2010   By Todd Litman
A new report from the Urban Land Institute finds that California's VMT-focused Senate Bill 375 can potentially reverse the state's sprawl. Transit-oriented development is seen as a strong strategy.
Jun 23, 2010   The City Fix
A video created for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) presents a serious look at what infill development would look like in Ventura and Fullerton.
May 24, 2010   The Source: Transportation News and Views
Kenneth Small of UC Irvine shows that higher prices do reduce driving, as do recessions when workers lose their jobs, which is one of the main factors in the recent drop in VMT.
May 18, 2010   The New York Times - Business Day
A new report from CEOs for Cities shows that New Yorkers save a lot of moola on their transportation costs because of their city's walkability and transit options.
Apr 22, 2010   Streetsblog