A new study finds that Salt Lake City's TRAX light-rail system significantly reduces traffic on parallel roadways. It estimates that a LRT line reduces daily from 44,000 (if it did not exist) to 22,300 (what actually occurs) on one arterial.
Jun 26, 2014 Effect of Light-Rail Transit on Traffic in a Travel Corridor
Although transport planners consider traffic congestion economically harmful, economic productivity tends to increase with congestion and decline with increased road supply. This paradox can be explained by more nuanced analysis of accessibility.
Jun 24, 2014 The Vancouver Sun
I will be speaking about ways to identify truly optimal solutions to traffic congestion at the Solving Gridlock Forum next Monday in Toronto. Opinion
Jun 11, 2014 By
Robert Bruegmann, professor emeritus of art history, architecture, and urban planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, defends the recent attacks against Atlanta, especially regarding its sprawling footprint.
May 17, 2014 Politico
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
My recent Planetizen column, Smarter Congestion Solutions in 2014, discusses best practices for traffic congestion evaluation. Opinion
Jan 3, 2014 By
Most people consider traffic congestion wasteful and frustrating, but there are contentious debates concerning which solution is best: whether to expand roadways, improve rail or bus transit services, apply road pricing, or implement transportation demand management strategies. Opinion
Dec 29, 2013 By
Build more lanes, improve operations, let cars do the driving: Are these the best ways to reduce traffic congestion? Richard Mudge thinks a more effective route may be to offer financial incentives to keep people off the roads.
Sep 23, 2013 Eno Brief Newsletter
The Texas Transportation Institute’s annual Urban Mobility Report (UMR) is a commonly cited source of congestion cost estimates. Opinion
Sep 3, 2013 By
Architect and planner Gerhard W. Mayer asserts that a city developed to accommodate cars is no place for paltry public transit offerings; Los Angeles needs major changes to its DNA if it wants to remain viable.
Sep 3, 2013 The Architect's Newspaper