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Todd Litman is the executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute.
Member for
 14 years
 307 posts
Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps to expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis.

Mr. Litman has worked on numerous studies that evaluate transportation costs, benefits and innovations. He authored the Online TDM Encyclopedia, a comprehensive Internet resource for identifying and evaluating mobility management strategies; Transportation Cost and Benefit Analysis: Techniques, Estimates and Implications, a comprehensive study which provides cost and benefit information in an easy-to-apply format; and Parking Management Best Practices, the most comprehensive book available on management solutions to parking problems. Mr. Litman is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops. His presentations range from technical and practical to humorous and inspirational. He is active in several professional organizations, including the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Transportation Research Board (a section of U.S. National Academy of Sciences). He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Transportation Research A, a professional journal.

Recent Posts

Blog post
May 4, 2020, 12pm PDT
What can we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic to help plan more resilient communities that can respond to all types of economic, social, and environmental shocks?
Todd Litman
Blog post
April 23, 2020, 5am PDT
Many people assume that infectious disease risks make public transport dangerous and automobile travel safe, but this is generally untrue. Other factors have more effect on pandemic risk.
Todd Litman
April 22, 2020, 11am PDT
The potential of the coronavirus to influence the way we travel and where we live is explored in this deep dive that also imagines how the world might benefit from less vehicle travel, during and after a pandemic.
Green Resilience Strategies
Blog post
April 14, 2020, 8am PDT
Many people assume that infectious disease risks make cities dangerous, but this is generally untrue. Other factors have more effect on pandemic risk and mortality rates, making cities safer and healthier than rural areas overall.
Todd Litman
Blog post
April 1, 2020, 10am PDT
April Fool's Day is a good day to consider life from a virus's perspective. Our tiny friends have many positive attributes.
Todd Litman
Blog post
March 27, 2020, 5am PDT
Planners are professional problem solvers. Let’s see how our methods can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Todd Litman
Blog post
March 25, 2020, 10am PDT
Evidence-based research can help planners create truly healthy communities. No junk-science please.
Todd Litman
Blog post
March 5, 2020, 5am PST
In a modern, post-industrial society, economic opportunity depends on disadvantaged households’ ability to find suitable housing in an economically successful city. Planners can make that happen.
Todd Litman
March 4, 2020, 10am PST
Many employers offer subsidized parking to automobile commuters but no comparable benefits to those who walk, bicycle, or use public transit. A Washington, D.C. proposal would help correct this inequity.
Greater Greater Washington
March 4, 2020, 5am PST
City Observatory research shows that urban regions where residents drive less and rely more on other travel modes have more independent restaurants and more varied dining options. Bon appetit for walking, bicycling and public transit.
City Observatory