Transportation Costs

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
A new study released on Friday, coinciding with National Bike to Work Day, finds that bicyclists in the United States save at least $4.6 billion a year by riding instead of driving, reports Tanya Mohn.
May 22, 2012   Forbes
Sarah Laskow reports on a new study by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) that seeks to rethink how affordable housing is defined to incorporate transportation costs.
Feb 7, 2012   Good
David Levinson poses some possible answers, such as inaccurate project scopes, insufficient economies of scale, and an increase in safety standards.
Dec 5, 2011   The Transportationist
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan talks with PBS about the department's new approach of integrating transportation and housing policy.
Oct 5, 2010   PBS
A new website created by the Center for Neighborhood Technology calculates how much an average household in your neighborhood would spend on transportation, with results for cars and public transit.
Sep 14, 2010   Governing Magazine
Philip Langdon argues that if the U.S. is going to shift toward compact, less resource-consuming patterns of development, Americans will have to rely increasingly on mass transit - so it better work.
Sep 3, 2010   New Urban Network
A Freakonomics blogger has trouble finding an affordable bike in Portland, and looks into the reasons why.
Aug 21, 2009   The New York Times: Freakonomics Blog
Opinion
Mar 23, 2009   By Todd Litman
A new report warns that an aging Canadian population will drive up infrastructure costs in public transit, water management, and roads and sidewalks.
Feb 17, 2009   Canada.com
Opinion
Sep 15, 2008   By Todd Litman