Transportation Planning

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
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 Opinion
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. Opinion
Feb 11, 2014   By Todd Litman
Some commentators recently expressed outraged that governments spend money on cycling improvements. Opinion
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. Opinion
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
Now that we know the two teams who will duke it out on Feb 3rd, fans and advertisers can turn their attention to the year's biggest sporting event. But the Super Bowl is more than just a football game, it's also a transportation-planning challenge.
Jan 21, 2013   Transportation Radio
The increased proximity provided by more compact and centralized development is about ten times more influential than vehicle traffic speed on the number of destinations that people can reach within a given travel time.
Dec 26, 2012   Journal Of The American Planning Association
What do recent national politics have to do with transportation planning? For Sarah Goodyear, the connection is clear: it's about having access to good data for solving real-world problems.
Nov 9, 2012   The Atlantic Cities