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June 15, 2021, 5am PDT
A shortage of drivers and spiking demand are driving Uber and Lyft prices higher than ever as the companies struggle to achieve profitability.
June 3, 2021, 6am PDT
The "universal visitation law of human mobility" documented in a newly published study in Nature offers predictive power for urban mobility in addition to empirical validation of Central Place Theory.
April 19, 2021, 6am PDT
The first phase of a new 0.9-mile segment of the Atlanta Beltline, known as the Northeast Trail, is now open for recreation and active mobility.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
April 14, 2021, 8am PDT
The Portland Bureau of Transportation continues its work of drafting transportation plans targeted to specific geographic corners of the city,
April 7, 2021, 10am PDT
Analysis of cell phone location tracking data shows changes in how Californians have moved around since the pandemic.
U.S. News & World Report
March 9, 2021, 11am PST
As the Mexican government charts the country’s recovery from COVID-19, a newly published paper charts national solutions to urban transportation and housing challenges that will put Mexico’s cities on a path to prosperity and resilience.
Compact Connected Clean and Inclusive Cities in Mexico
February 22, 2021, 12pm PST
A new report highlights inequalities in accessibility and affordability.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
February 8, 2021, 11am PST
California Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Laura Friedman shares policy priorities for reducing emissions, eliminating traffic fatalities, and improving the connectivity of urban regional light rail in Southern California.
The Planning Report
November 9, 2020, 9am PST
Mexico recently ratified an amendment to its constitution to make safe mobility a human right. The amendment comes in response to unsafe conditions on the country's streets, roads, and highways.
October 22, 2020, 6am PDT
A report from the Brookings Institution shows how planners can use new types of anonymized data to inform mobility planning decisions.
Route Fifty
October 7, 2020, 11am PDT
Pilot programs can offer useful insight to decisionmakers, but they need to be done for the right reasons and with clear goals and plans.
Smart Cities Dive
August 16, 2020, 11am PDT
A new report presents five strategies for overcoming the long-term effects of systemic racism as perpetuated by housing and planning policies of the past and present.
Othering and Belonging Institute
Blog post
July 8, 2020, 12pm PDT
During the last 120 years, our mobility increased by an order of magnitude, but so did associated costs. Are we better off? Could we do better?
Todd Litman
June 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Public transit agencies around the country have made a lot of progress in providing access for people with disabilities, but there is a lot of work left to ensure to the full freedoms of mobility.
The Washington Post
June 2, 2020, 11am PDT
Frederick Law Olmsted called Buffalo the best planned city in the United States, but in the second half of the 20th century it transitioned into a prototypical "Rust Belt" city.
May 27, 2020, 10am PDT
The terminology of the coronavirus pandemic isn't applied consistently, particularly when dealing with areas seeing a resurgence of infection after states have relaxed social distancing restrictions. The World Health Organization added some clarity.
May 20, 2020, 9am PDT
A prominent consequence of the stay-at-home orders and social distancing of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States has been a dramatic surge in the popularity of bike transportation.
The Guardian
April 29, 2020, 8am PDT
Riding a bicycle is not only a coping mechanism; it's also a way to protect ourselves during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Star
April 14, 2020, 6am PDT
Evidence from Wuhan, China, the used car auction market in the United States, and the Trump administration reveal some of the potential futures for the car industry.
April 13, 2020, 6am PDT
Ridership is the wrong way to think about the importance of public transit.