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How New York’s transit system may become car-funded

How New York’s transit system may become car-funded

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Could cars fund the New York City public transit system? A new Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) report proposes vehicle-based fees to fund the MTA for the next five years. The report, More than Fare: Options for Funding Future Capital Investments by the MTA, investigates the MTA’s existing financial obstacles and pinpoints methods of raising capital […]

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Transportation roundup 3/26/15

Transportation roundup 3/26/15

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways How Philly Could Ride a Commuter Train Line Like a Subway // Next City 9 advances helping visually-impaired people navigate cities // Urbanful L.A. transit officials should support affordable housing near rail lines // LA Times Congestion Charge In London’s Center Brings Dramatic Decline In Accidents // CleanTechnica GOP blocks Sanders’ proposal to close tax loophole [to pay for infrastructure] // USA […]

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Your commute feels longer because it probably is

Your commute feels longer because it probably is

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Does it feel like your commute is getting longer? It probably is. A new study from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, The Growing Distance Between People and Jobs in Metropolitan America, discovers that as people and jobs headed to the suburbs in the 2000s, the number of jobs located near the average resident dropped. And […]

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Transportation roundup 3/25/15

Transportation roundup 3/25/15

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Distractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car accidents // Autoblog US drivers cover 3 trillion miles in 2014, almost half of drivers are 50+ years old // Autoblog The Cost Of Bad Urban Design: $1 Trillion A Year // Co.Design MTA’s toll-lane project may be a victim of its own success // LA Times […]

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Transportation roundup 3/24/15

Transportation roundup 3/24/15

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Older Drivers At Peak Levels, New Data Show // USDOT Volunteers work to preserve, restore homemade road signs // Washington Times County’s ‘Sign Guy’ replaces hundreds of street signs a year // Gaston Gazette Northeast Pennsylvania cities struggle to replace aging stop signs // Times-Tribune Men Charged With Stealing Batteries From Highway Traffic Signs // CBS Boston DOT diverts […]

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Self-driving cars to decrease ownership but increase miles per car

Self-driving cars to decrease ownership but increase miles per car

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Potential Impact of Self-Driving Vehicles on Household Vehicle Demand and Usage, analyzes the potential of the cars to lower vehicle ownership in households — while car aficionados’ opinions are being considered by AutoBlog. First, the study: As authors Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak report, […]

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Transportation roundup 3/23/15

Transportation roundup 3/23/15

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways District wrestling with how to fix streetcar line’s numerous flaws  // Washington Post Despite woeful service, MTA fare hikes take effect to cover raises // New York Post ‘How to Spend $10 Billion on a Bus Terminal,’ by the Port Authority // 2nd Ave Sagas City’s bike program director leaving for Seattle  //The […]

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How policy leads to sprawl

How policy leads to sprawl

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Development policy leads to urban sprawl, and the resulting costs are enormous. A new report, Analysis of Public Policies That Unintentionally Encourage and Subsidize Urban Sprawl, authored by Todd Litman of the Victorian Transport Policy Institute, investigates. Sprawl results in drops in ecological and agricultural productivity, higher public infrastructure and service costs, and greater transportation […]

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What makes a successful Bus Rapid Transit line?

What makes a successful Bus Rapid Transit line?

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thirty-one million-plus people around the world make their way each day via BRT, or bus rapid transit. As The City Fix reports, over the last 15 years a “BRT boom” has meant a major move in favor of sustainable transport. New research recently debuted at the Transforming Transportation 2015 conference investigates how the built environment […]

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Transportation roundup 3/19/15

Transportation roundup 3/19/15

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Tactical Urbanism by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia offers DIY community-based solutions for what’s ailing our cities. // Slate How the built environment influences who rides bus rapid transit // The City Fix Some Thoughts on Narrow Streets // Strong Towns Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes // Chicago Tribune […]

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Transportation roundup 3/18/15

Transportation roundup 3/18/15

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Atlanta Will Pay You to Take the Bus // Next City Investigation Says Mayor Emanuel’s Office Is Ignoring Traffic Safety Numbers // Next City State Farm is moving to concentrate thousands of employees in locations near transit // Transportation for America Study: Transit Subsidies Work Best Alone // Planetizen What Density-Phobia Gets Wrong // Planetizen Senate Confirms […]

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