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How Transportation Costs Vary Across US Cities

A new analysis reveals how annual transportation costs compare around the country.

June 12, 2024 - yahoo! Finance

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FHWA: Driving on US Roads at All-Time High

The end of some remote work policies and lower gas prices led to a rise in driving last year.

February 12, 2024 - Spectrum News 1

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The American Commute Is Getting More Expensive

The average cost of commuting in the United States rose by 35 percent since last year, according to a new report.

July 18, 2022 - Axios

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High Gas Costs Making a Small Dent in Carbon Emissions

Americans are driving slightly less due to high prices at the pump, but this reduction in driving is only making a small impact on overall U.S. carbon emissions.

July 11, 2022 - Denver Post

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Signs Gas Prices Are Curbing Driving in Colorado

Surveys and transit ridership both show some signs, with significant caveats, of the limits of the appetite for gasoline in Colorado.

June 14, 2022 - Colorado Public Radio

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EV Charging Stations Gaining Ground

High gas prices are prompting more cities to invest in electric car charging infrastructure.

March 23, 2022 - The Bakersfield Californian

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Gas Too Expensive? Cincinnati Metro Has You Covered With Free Rides

Cincinnati residents and visitors will have access to free transit for a week as the agency aims to boost ridership.

March 22, 2022 - WCPO

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Easing the Burden of High Gas and Housing Costs for Low-Income Households

Low-income families suffer most from dramatic spikes in housing and transportation costs, but governments can soften the impact through a series of actions.

March 22, 2022 - Urban Institute

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Could High Gas Prices Push Riders Back to Public Transit?

The quick ascent of gas prices, at a time of economic uncertainty for many, could be just the boost public transit needs to get back to pre-pandemic levels of ridership. Or not.

March 13, 2022 - James Brasuell

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Causes of the Pre-COVID Decline in Bus Ridership

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.

April 8, 2020 - The New York Times

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N.Y.C. Plans EV Curbside Charging Project

A citywide network of public electric vehicle charging stations will be up and running later this year as part of a demonstration project.

March 2, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Transit Board Votes Against Bus Fares

A 3-2 vote determined that Whidbey Island, north of Seattle, will continue to offer rides for free.

June 30, 2018 - South Whidbey Register

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More Bus Service Translates to More Bus Riders

A new study finds that bus service determines bus ridership.

June 9, 2018 - CityLab

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The Return of an American Pastime: The Roadtrip

Millennials are bringing back the road trip.

June 7, 2018 - Associated Press via Chicago Tribune

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How Can the U.S. Grow Transit Ridership? Start by Looking North

"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?

April 22, 2018 - Human Transit

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The Return of the Full-Sized SUV

The auto industry has decided that SUVs are the right product to market to the largest generation in U.S. history.

December 28, 2017 - Detroit Free Press

Highest Gas Prices are Lowest in 11 years

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?

May 30, 2016 - Daily Fuel Gauge Report (AAA)

This Weekend, Don't Forget: Cheap Gas Prices Aren't Always a Good Thing

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 20, 2015 - City Observatory

Report: Transit Ridership Dropped in First Half of 2015

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.

November 6, 2015 - Progressive Railroading

Proposal would Lower New York's Gas Prices by Cutting the Gas Tax

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.

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