The new TOD Index provides solid information on Transit-Oriented Development impact and benefits. It indicates that home values near rail stations outperform the national market, yet they are also more affordable for residents.
2 days ago   TOD Index
Recent studies indicate that current planning practices require economically-excessive road and parking supply. This research provides practical guidance to help communities devote less land to vehicles and more land to people.
4 days ago   Access Magazine
Public transport is overall very safe (low crash rate) and secure (low crime rate). However, experts seldom promote transit as a traffic safety strategy, and advocates seldom emphasize safety as a transit benefit. It's time for a new narrative.
6 days ago   Journal Of Public Transportation
"Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice," a new guidebook by the Sustainable Urban Transportation Project, describes specific policies and planning practices to maximize urban transport system efficiency.
6 days ago   Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice
Buses are the backbone of urban mobility in India. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is the key to creating efficient and attractive bus services that attract increasingly affluent residents.
6 days ago   Bus Karo 2.0 – Case Studies from India
Automobile-oriented planning requires that cities devote signifiant amounts of space to roads and parking—under many conditions each vehicle requires more land than is devoted to housing per capita. Opinion
Nov 21, 2014   By Todd Litman
In the next few decades, U.S. governments and businesses are predicted to spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure. This is the reality. The question is: how do we get smart about these investments?
Nov 15, 2014   Infrastructure Crisis Sustainable Solutions
Ambitious new emission reduction targets can be met with strategies that also help achieve other economic, social, and environmental objectives. Opinion
Nov 13, 2014   By Todd Litman
A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and Frontier Group shows mounting evidence that the Millennial generation’s dramatic shift away from driving is more than temporary. Planning must change to accommodate these demands.
Oct 16, 2014   Millennials in Motion: Changing Travel Habits of Young Americans and the Implications for Public Policy
The new INRIX congestion costing report is another good example of bad analysis. We just want accurate information; hold the hyperbole, please. Opinion
Oct 14, 2014   By Todd Litman