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Let’s hope that the growing realization of the “sea change” in Americans’ driving behavior is followed by a more vigorous debate about how to retool...

Jan 16, 2012 Blog Post
The Importance of Public Transportation for College Students and Seniors in Massachusetts

College students and senior citizens account for more than one out of every five Massachusetts residents and share a need for high-quality alternatives to driving...

Nov 16, 2011 Report

Massachusetts is expected to add 600,000 senior citizens to its population by 2030 (compared with 2000 figures), with many of those seniors “aging in place”...

Nov 3, 2011 Blog Post

It’s time to check up on a few items we’ve addressed previously here on the blog that are back in the news this week.

Nov 2, 2011 Blog Post

By both of TTI's major measures - delay per driver and Travel Time Index - the average driver experienced less traffic congestion than he or...

Sep 28, 2011 Blog Post

The main question shouldn't be whether we spend too much or too little on those programs. Instead, we should ask why we continue to spend...

Sep 14, 2011 Blog Post

Transportation investments such as the construction of new transit lines, bike lanes and passenger rail services aren't always cheap. But in comparison to the nation's...

Sep 13, 2011 Blog Post

Here we are, in the midst of the worst recession since the Great One, at a time of high gas prices, when people are desperately...

Aug 1, 2011 Blog Post

Yes, the private sector can bring capital and expertise to high-speed rail projects. But every high-speed rail public-private partnership in the world has required hefty...

Jul 25, 2011 Blog Post
Assessing the Prospects, Promise and Pitfalls of Public-Private Partnerships

Private sector companies are likely to play a major role in the construction of high-speed rail lines in the United States. Yet, the experience with...

Jul 16, 2011 Report

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