Tony Dutzik addressed ACT Canada's annual Sustainable Mobility Summit regarding the implications of new technologies on transportation choices ... The Wall Street Journal ($) cited our report with U.S. PIRG Education Fund on consumer complaints about banks in a story about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ... The Financial Times highlighted our research with U.S. PIRG Education Fund in a full-page story on changing driving trends ... The New York Times cited a Demos/U.S. PIRG Education Fund analysis produced with assistance from Frontier Group's Elizabeth Ridlington and Miles Unterreiner in its editorial urging the Supreme Court to uphold aggregate contribution limits for federal electoral campaigns.
New on the Blog
Elizabeth Ridlington reflects on the high cost of emergency room care and on her own experience as a "young invincible" suddenly in need of health insurance ... Tony Dutzik spotlights a new RAND Corporation study that suggests the potential for long-term stagnation in the number of miles driven on American roads ... Ben Davis celebrates the implementation of new government transparency tools in Los Angeles.
New Report: Transportation in Transition
Which cities are leading the trend toward reduced driving? Which ones are seeing the greatest changes in commuting patterns, bicycling and transit use? Transportation in Transition reviews recent transportation trends in 100 large U.S. urban areas, finding that most are experiencing a shift toward less reliance on the automobile and greater use of non-driving modes of travel. (12/4/13)
New Report: The Power to Pollute
The state of Wisconsin has allowed factory farming to spread across the state, even though factory farms have already polluted thousands of acres of lakes and hundreds of miles of rivers. The Power to Pollute investigates the tools used by powerful corporate agribusiness interests - including lobbying, campaign contributions and the "revolving door" - to enable the further spread of factory farming and dodge accountability for protecting Wisconsin's treasured waterways. (December 2013) (Photo: Milwaukee Riverkeeper)