Urban Mobility Report

San Francisco Traffic

A Critical Evaluation of the Urban Mobility Report

The Urban Mobility Report (UMR) evaluates traffic congestion problems and recommends congestion reduction solutions. How well does it reflect travelers' priorities?

July 13, 2021 - Todd Litman

Texas Highways

Smart Congestion Costing: A Critical Evaluation of the 'Urban Mobility Report'

The new "Urban Mobility Report" provides widely-cited congestion cost estimates. However, its analysis is neither comprehensive nor objective. Anybody using these estimates should understand its omissions and biases.

August 29, 2019 - Todd Litman

Commuter Traffic

Faulty Assumptions in the TTI Urban Mobility Report

The annual Urban Mobility Report (UMR), published by Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), should come with a warning label.

January 27, 2017 - Todd Litman

Congestion Costing Point-Counter-Point

Conventional transportation planning tends to exaggerate congestion costs and roadway expansion benefits, and undervalues other transportation solutions such as improving alternative modes, pricing reforms and smart growth policies.

September 3, 2013 - Todd Litman

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.