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These are strange and historic days, indeed. Public transportation and passenger rail are growing businesses and emerging investor darlings. Our nearly six decade-old system...

Mar 20, 2014 Blog Post

The average number of vehicle-miles traveled per capita in 2013 was about 7 percent below its 2004 peak and was the lowest since 1996 –...

Feb 24, 2014 Blog Post

Last month, Robert Poole refuted the conclusions of our recent report, Transportation in Transition , and argued for the continued massive investment in highways by...

Feb 14, 2014 Blog Post

The first step to surmounting any challenge, of course, is admitting that one exists. While Maryland and Oregon are to be saluted for recognizing that...

Feb 13, 2014 Blog Post
How Innovative University Programs Are Reducing Driving on Campus and Creating New Models for Transportation Policy

Universities and colleges across the country are taking steps to encourage their communities, students, faculty and staff to decrease their reliance on personal vehicles. These...

Feb 5, 2014 Report

We tend not to think about the tremendous value of redundant systems until the moment we need them the most.

Jan 29, 2014 Blog Post

The steep decline in rural driving that appears in FHWA data in the mid-2000s is largely the result of an accounting issue – not any...

Jan 27, 2014 Blog Post

Beginning early this year, the Boston metropolitan area's transit authority will launch a pilot program offering late-night transit service on Friday and Saturday nights. It's...

Jan 2, 2014 Blog Post

The RAND analysis reinforces the idea that a return to steady increases in per-capita driving is unlikely under pretty much any conceivable circumstance – and...

Dec 6, 2013 Blog Post
A Look at Changing Travel Patterns in America's Biggest Cities

Residents of America’s cities are driving less and using other modes of travel more. This report compares the latest government data on changes in automobile...

Dec 4, 2013 Report

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