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If even a small fraction of workers continue to work remotely or have more flexible hours, the resulting reduction in rush hour travelers could have a significant impact on peak hour congestion.
The New York Times
June 10, 2021, 12pm PDT
House and Senate versions of the five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill are on different tracks, headed in different directions.
Smart Cities Dive
June 8, 2021, 5am PDT
The public health epidemic created by dangerous roads, dangerous cars, and dangerous drivers was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
June 3, 2021, 8am PDT
Access (the ease of reaching desired destinations) is a key factor in transport, sustainability, and urban planning. This new study applies multimodal accessibility analysis to 4 modes in 117 cities in 6 countries, illustrated graphically.
NPJ Urban Sustainability
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.
May 25, 2021, 7am PDT
For a second time, Charles Marohn is facing a challenge from the engineering profession over his work as the founder of the popular advocacy organization Strong Towns. This time, Marohn and Strong Towns are pushing back.
Strong Towns
May 20, 2021, 9am PDT
One researcher argues that the division between transportation and land use policymaking at the federal level has harmed communities of color and encouraged unchecked sprawl.
Urban Wire
May 20, 2021, 6am PDT
The National Landing BID this week launched a "People Over Cars" awareness campaign in response to the Virginia Department of Transportation's plans for Route 1 in Northern Virginia.
May 19, 2021, 12pm PDT
The Colorado Department of Transportation has plans to expand highways, but it also has a mandate to reduce emissions from the state's transportation systems. Is it possible to do both?
Colorado Public Radio
May 18, 2021, 11am PDT
Congestion relief is promised as the Washington Department of Transportation begins to rework the existing I-5 roadway in Downtown Seattle to mitigate a stretch of freeway with a reputation as the state's worst bottleneck.
The Seattle Times
May 14, 2021, 6am PDT
Highway expansion has been shown, time and again, to increase traffic and congestion. Cities are finally getting the message.
May 13, 2021, 6am PDT
Interstate 270, the Capital Beltway, will no longer by widened as part of the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project.
Bethesda Magazine
May 11, 2021, 10am PDT
Rochester, MN, joins the ranks of cities realizing that community input is worth paying for.
Next City
April 19, 2021, 5am PDT
References to the Dugout Loop, in Los Angeles, and the Baltimore-to-Washington Loop have been removed from the Boring Company's website.
Bloomberg via The Press Enterprise
April 14, 2021, 9am PDT
The erroneous belief that the negative impacts of interstate highways are simply "unintended consequences" fails to demand accountability for the project's failures.
The Metropole
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 14, 2021, 5am PDT
The policy whiplash from the Obama administration to the Trump administration and now to the Biden administration continues.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
April 5, 2021, 11am PDT
If approved, the proposed regulations would require developers to implement policies to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips for new developments.
March 28, 2021, 7am PDT
Mayor Francis Suarez thinks the tunnel could alleviate congestion, but critics argue the city's rising water table makes tunneling too expensive and impractical.
Bloomberg Quint
March 26, 2021, 5am PDT
A new plan would spend an estimated $17 billion to remove a huge chunk of the Interstate Highway System's footprint in Hartford, Connecticut.
The CT Mirror