April 8, 2020, 11am PDT
Even before the effects fo the coronavirus pandemic drastically reduced ridership, transit riders were declining in cities across the country. The reasons for the downward trend were varied.
March 2, 2020, 5am PST
A citywide network of public electric vehicle charging stations will be up and running later this year as part of a demonstration project.
June 30, 2018, 9am PDT
A 3-2 vote determined that Whidbey Island, north of Seattle, will continue to offer rides for free.
June 9, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study finds that bus service determines bus ridership.
June 7, 2018, 11am PDT
Millennials are bringing back the road trip.
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune
April 22, 2018, 7am PDT
"Canada looks a lot like much of the US, in terms of economic types, city sizes and ages, development patterns," Jarret Walker says. So why can't Americans keep pace with Canadian public transit?
December 28, 2017, 6am PST
The auto industry has decided that SUVs are the right product to market to the largest generation in U.S. history.
May 30, 2016, 9am PDT
Yes, gas prices are both lowest and highest. When compared to past Memorial Day weekends, it's the lowest since 2005, and by no coincidence the highest amount of travelers will take to the roads since the same year. Guess what that is doing to VMT?
Daily Fuel Gauge Report (AAA)
November 20, 2015, 2pm PST
There are a lot of people in this country that consider cheap gas to be a form of benevolence. Here are some reasons why they should curb their enthusiasm.
November 6, 2015, 8am PST
Fears that low gas prices and increasing vehicle miles traveled would negatively affect transit ridership might have come true in the first half of the year, according to data provided by the American Public Transportation Association.
February 9, 2015, 8am PST
Call it $2 gas price envy. Though New York gas prices have dropped $1.20 from a year ago, they are also 25-cents above the national average. State Sen. Jim Seward hopes to spark a statewide movement to reduce prices by reducing state gas taxes.
January 16, 2015, 5am PST
The Onion is back with its unique brand of hard-hitting satire on the conditions of American life. This time the joke is on Americans celebrating low prices at the pump.
December 8, 2014, 1pm PST
A study published by the Brooking Institution finds varying results, depending on the neighborhood, for a study of the impact of gasoline prices on home values.
November 18, 2014, 8am PST
The Republican-controlled Michigan State Senate voted November 13 to increase the state's 19-cents per gallon fuel tax by converting it to a wholesale fuel sales tax, resulting in an anticipated $1.2 billion annual revenue increase.
October 9, 2014, 7am PDT
A recent study at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute showed that September saw the largest decline in average fuel economy, from 25.8 mpg to 25.3 mpg, since December 2011.
August 29, 2014, 9am PDT
Will California gas station see queues at their pumps on Dec. 31 as motorists seek their last fill-up before gas prices soar 15 cents per gallon, as AB 69 supporters warned? The bill died in the state legislature on August 22.
August 15, 2014, 10am PDT
It could be as low as nine cents per gallon, or as high as 76 cents, writes UC Berkeley energy expert Severin Borenstein. On January 1, transportation fuels are included under California's landmark cap and trade program.
June 25, 2014, 10am PDT
An energy policy developed during the 1983 Arab oil embargo is loosening thanks to an order by the Commerce Department, though not as much as oil companies would like. Will gas prices rise? No, they will fall, argues energy expert Daniel Yergin.
March 12, 2013, 6am PDT
According to a new report, U.S. transit ridership increased to 10.5 billion rides in 2012 - a 1.5% increase over 2011, despite transit shutdowns and reductions caused by Superstorm Sandy. High gas prices, and their volatility, was a major cause.
December 11, 2012, 8am PST
The American Public Transportation Association has released a new report showing that more people nationwide are taking buses and trains. Amid high has prices, young students and struggling families are being credited with the jump.