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Critics worry the proposed 330-mile corridor would encourage sprawl, harm wildlife, and saddle the state with decades of debt.
Grist
April 28, 2021, 12pm PDT
New research shows that ride sharing contributes to increased congestion and decreased transit ridership.
MIT News
February 24, 2021, 12pm PST
A new Vox video tackles the controversial and counterintuitive concept of induced demand.
Vox
January 26, 2021, 9am PST
New research published in Transport Policy finds that ride-hailing companies increase vehicle miles traveled of users by 97 percent in Chicago, 114 percent in New York City, and 118 percent in San Francisco.
Streetsblog USA
January 11, 2021, 5am PST
New research from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University finds that instead of setting people free from cars, more people are buying and using cars than ever before.
Streetsblog USA
January 6, 2021, 9am PST
As the pandemic begins to wind down, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Deborah Dagang speculates on the future of commuting, traffic, and public transit as Californians slowly return to their travel routines.
The Mercury News
December 17, 2020, 5am PST
An analysis of areas designated as "low traffic neighborhoods" shows a decrease in vehicle ownership rates, a promising sign for the traffic-choked metropolis.
Findings
December 10, 2020, 5am PST
U.S. PIRG has released the latest edition of the Highway Boondoggles report, the sixth edition of the report published since 2014.
U.S. Pirg
December 9, 2020, 9am PST
It's not only mom and pop shops that suffer from over-reliance on online shopping: streets and the environment also suffer the consequences.
Streetsblog USA
October 5, 2020, 11am PDT
The public is providing feedback for the idea of a congestion pricing scheme that could charge as much as $12 to drive into Downtown San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 9, 2020, 6am PDT
A new requirement for the Virginia Department of Transportation took effect on July 1. The state's transportation planners and engineers now must study Transportation Demand Management as an approach to congestion management.
The Virginia Mercury
August 31, 2020, 12pm PDT
Transportation demand models offer predictions that are used to make important decisions, but their accuracy is questionable. The real issue, however, might be about the goals of planning and how urban life and livability are quantified.
Vice Magazine
July 5, 2020, 9am PDT
Induced traffic occurs when new highway capacity speeds up traffic, allowing travelers to drive further, increasing sprawl. A review of major highway project plans finds that most fail to accurately account for induced travel effects.
Transportation Research Record: The Journal of the Transportation Research Board
June 29, 2020, 7am PDT
As economies begin to reopen around the world, some cities are taking action to prevent widespread gridlock.
The New York Times
June 25, 2020, 6am PDT
Introducing the proposed Queens Ribbon Bridge, a $100 million idea to connect Manhattan to Long Island City in Queens, by way of Roosevelt Island.
The New York Times
May 25, 2020, 9am PDT
The technology for congestion pricing already exists. The leadership and vision required to implement congestion pricing is still a work in progress, according to a report.
Eno Center for Transportation
May 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Researchers around the world are trying to get an idea about how increased automobile trips, fewer shared modes, and high unemployment will alter long-term trends in transportation.
CityLab
April 24, 2020, 5am PDT
The federal government was already slow to cooperate with a plan to charge automobile drivers for entering certain parts of Manhattan, but with coronavirus commanding so much attention, the project isn't likely to move forward any time soon.
New York Daily News
April 12, 2020, 5am PDT
With so few cars on the road, cars and buses are moving faster in New York City. Some drivers are going too fast, though.
The New York Times
March 19, 2020, 9am PDT
A region once brought to a standstill by two inches of snow is now almost completely free of traffic congestion.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution