Transportation Planning

The unfolding saga of Cleveland's proposed Opportunity Corridor project has a new twist: community development organizations and bike advocates would like to add a protected bike path alongside the route.
6 days ago   The Plain Dealer
As communities are rethinking the dominant paradigms of the last 60 years of transportation planning, traditional funding mechanisms are coming up well short of needs. A new guidebook will help state DOTs sort it all out.
Jan 29, 2015   Smart Growth for America
The Federal Highway Administration has quietly acknowledged the end of the Driving Boom, cutting its VMT forecast by 24-44 percent. This represents a major change in travel forecasting and planning.
Jan 8, 2015   U.S. Pirg
In a recent review of the state-of-the-art, two planning researchers conclude that traffic forecasts often fail to accurately predict that demand for new transportation infrastructure.
Jun 16, 2014   Transport Reviews
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The Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance, Report To Congress (C&P) is intended to provide decision-makers with an objective appraisal of the physical conditions and operational performa Blog Post
May 8, 2014   By Todd Litman
Plan documents tend to be static, long, and—let's face it—boring. See how three planning organizations started thinking outside the PDF box to encourage more informed citizen participation.
Feb 15, 2014   Engaging Cities
California Senate Bill 743 requires the state to develop new transportation impact evaluation methods. Blog Post
Feb 11, 2014   By Todd Litman
Some commentators recently expressed outraged that governments spend money on cycling improvements. Blog Post
Nov 28, 2013   By Todd Litman
This week, the Illinois DOT kicked off a set of public meetings to "redefine" Chicago's Lake Shore Drive. At the first meeting, a decidedly pro-car and anti-bicyclist sentiment crept into the comments.
Aug 8, 2013   Chicago Tribune
What do transportation system users consider to be the most important problem? Here’s a hint: it’s not traffic congestion. Blog Post
Feb 25, 2013   By Todd Litman
In the first entry in an eight-part series, Aparna Piramal Raje explores the challenges facing an urbanizing India that lacks sufficient planning to ease the country's transition from a nation of villages.
Jan 24, 2013   Live Mint