Transportation Planning

All the talk about the Highway Trust Fund can make it seem like the U.S. transportation system. Robert Puentes and Adie Tomer argue that funding is only a symptom of the deeper problem.
5 days ago   Politico
The federal government surveyed the country to recognize the best (multi-modal) transportation planning projects.
Jul 24, 2015   Fast Lane (DOT blog)
Recent controversies have inspired county and city officials in Miami-Dade County looking to overhaul the process by which transportation projects are planned, approved, and funded.
Jul 14, 2015   Miami Herald
Blog Post
A commute today can involve a number of different modes of transportation. For example, you might walk to the bus stop and take the bus to your office. At lunch you use the city's bike sharing service to bike to lunch to meet a friend. Blog Post
Jul 14, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
In anticipation of the expected opening of the H Street/Benning Road streetcar line in Washington, D.C., Peter Dovak examines the evolution of streetcar planning over the past 20 years.
May 5, 2015   Greater Greater Washington
The Dallas Morning News investigated over promising and under delivering by regional mobility authorities in Texas.
May 2, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
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.
Mar 25, 2015   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