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Congestion

September 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Jeff Speck, planning consultant and author of Walkable City, writes an opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle to oppose the plan to widen the I-45 freeway in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
September 11, 2019, 6am PDT
The latest mobility survey conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has some bad news about congestion and travel times.
Curbed New York
September 6, 2019, 11am PDT
A humorous post offers advice on how to adjust to life trapped in a sea of cars swelled by school pick-up and drop-off schedules: think of it as "me time."
The Dallas Morning News
September 3, 2019, 7am PDT
The new Kosciuszko Bridge offers multi-modal passage between boroughs, views to the Manhattan skyline, and probably impossible promises of congestion reduction.
The New York Times
Blog post
August 29, 2019, 8am PDT
The new "Urban Mobility Report" provides widely-cited congestion cost estimates. However, its analysis is neither comprehensive nor objective. Anybody using these estimates should understand its omissions and biases.
Todd Litman
August 28, 2019, 10am PDT
A ride-hailing company that lost $5.2 billion in one quarter wants to launch a flying taxi service. According to this op-ed, cities should concentrate on expanding existing public transit systems instead of wasting time and money on pipe dreams.
Streetsblog USA
August 20, 2019, 8am PDT
It's not your imagination. Surface traffic at airports is worse than ever, according to this article, because of ride-hailing companies.
The New York Times
August 8, 2019, 7am PDT
New data from Fehr & Peers shows services like Uber and Lyft account for a larger share of the total traffic than previously thought, especially in city centers.
CityLab
August 2, 2019, 8am PDT
By paying 1,400 employees up to $60 a day, an employer could pay more than $80,000 a day to lessen the number of cars parked at the office.
The Oregonian
July 31, 2019, 9am PDT
Congestion pricing is a popular subject of conversation in Seattle, even if the idea hasn't yet proven popular with voters. The city is looking for ways to lead on climate change by reducing emissions from transportation.
Crosscut
July 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
More cities are leveraging technology to better manage one of the most confusing and congested spaces in the public realm: the curb.
Smart Cities Dive
July 3, 2019, 11am PDT
An opinion piece by Josh Wilson makes a case for a congestion pricing plan tailored specifically for the realities of living and working in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Blog post
July 1, 2019, 5am PDT
A few graphs provide insights into factors that affect the amount of motor vehicle travel in a community, and how driving can be reduced.
Todd Litman
May 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Rapid urbanization and over-reliance on the inefficiencies of automobiles has set back the economies of urbanizing locations in the Global South, according to a new report.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
May 13, 2019, 7am PDT
A new study, published by Science Advances and available in full online, "examines whether transportation network companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, live up to their stated vision of reducing congestion in major cities."
Science Advances
May 12, 2019, 11am PDT
New York City might need some courage to go through with its idea sto charge drivers to enter parts of Manhattan. Luckily there are International models of success to choose from.
Fast Company
May 8, 2019, 8am PDT
The lesson of the I-405 widening project that birthed meme-worthy events like "Carmageddon": widening a freeway won't reduce congestion for long, if ever.
Curbed Los Angeles
May 7, 2019, 7am PDT
The rapid economic growth of North Texas might not translate to economic mobility for many residents if the region can't better connect land use and transportation planning, according to this opinion piece.
The Dallas Morning News
May 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
A recent poll of Massachusetts voters was able to connect the realities of the housing market to the frustrations of the daily commute.
The American Prospect
April 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Barcelona is planning to expand on its initial superblock experiment in an attempt to ease the stranglehold of car congestion and air pollution gripping the dense city.
Vox