Transport Policy

Greetings from Colombo, Sri Lanka! Opinion
Nov 21, 2014   By Todd Litman
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
Call it the law of unintended consequences. Alerts of "bad air days" that ask motorists in the Wasatch Front to reduce driving had the opposite effect, prompting some residents to drive away from lowlands to the mountains where air may be healthier.
Sep 12, 2013   The Salt Lake Tribune
Many jurisdictions have smart growth policies that encourage more compact, mixed, multi-modal development. Opinion
Jun 24, 2013   By Todd Litman
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the new U.S. federal transportation law, has the following main goals: Opinion
Oct 21, 2012   By Todd Litman
As I write this column (2 February) the U.S. House Transportation Committee is debating changes in H.R. 3864, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Opinion
Feb 2, 2012   By Todd Litman
I am sorry to report that, Canada, my chosen country (I immigrated here in 1993), recently withdrew from the Kyoto Accord, which sets international climate change emission reduction targets. Opinion
Dec 30, 2011   By Todd Litman
An important current policy debate concerns whether the next U.S. federal surface transportation reauthorization should require spending on "enhancements," which finance projects such as walkways, bike paths, highway landscaping and historic preservation. This issue Opinion
Nov 16, 2011   By Todd Litman
Major study by the Partnership for Prevention identifies numerous ways to reduce air pollution, increase physical fitness and reduce traffic risk.
Jul 22, 2011   Transportation and Health: Policy Interventions for Safer
In April 2008, the NYS Assembly rejected NYC Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan. A subsequent attempt to toll the free East & Harlem River bridges also failed. Bruce Schaller (NYC-DOT), involved in both efforts explains why
May 3, 2010   TOLLROADSnews
Opinion
Feb 1, 2010   By Todd Litman