Wednesday, May 22, 2024

New survey: 82 percent of voters don’t believe highway expansions are the best solution...

New nationwide survey shows that prioritizing road repair, improving transit, and reducing driving are more popular options for spending transportation dollars WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 29)...

TRB: Transportation’s Really Broken

The Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting was held earlier this January in Washington, D.C. Despite claiming to be at the forefront of innovation, most...

Fix the damn roads: Why politicians should prioritize potholes

Gretchen Whitmer first won election to Michigan’s governorship four years ago on a simple promise: she would fix the damn roads. For Whitmer, and...

Our solutions for congestion are worse than the problem

For decades, transportation agencies have been trying to “solve” congestion by increasing road capacity, even when doing so can obliterate or divide communities, harm...

More highways, more driving, more emissions: Explaining “induced demand”

Even if we hit the most ambitious targets for changing our cars and trucks over to electric vehicles, we will fail to meaningfully reduce...

New calculator shows how highway expansions increase traffic

The SHIFT Calculator provides transparency about new traffic created by highway widening and expansion so transportation agencies can make smarter, more sustainable transportation investments. A...

Month of Action Week 3: Ending the Congestion Con

With Congress writing long-term transportation policy this month, we need to make sure that this bill doesn’t continue the broken status quo. This week,...

Answers to your questions about Driving Down Emissions

We recently hosted a webinar to discuss our new report, Driving Down Emissions. We received many more great questions during the webinar than we...

Here’s what Transportation for America has been up to this March

With COVID-19 throwing public transportation into an existential crisis, Transportation for America mobilized to preserve America’s most essential transportation service—and we did, with Congress...

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Does your community have too much parking? Here’s how to find out.

Many communities are either “overparked” (meaning they have too much parking) or are inefficiently allocating their existing parking resources. By understanding how communities’ parking...

Rays of hope: National City, CA’s Community Connectors story

After many decades of being divided by highways, community members in National City, CA are building capacity to reconnect their community in a project...

In What Cities are People Safest from Highways, and Why Does It Matter?

It is no secret that grade-separated highways can cause a lot of harm in cities. They exacerbate air pollution, divide neighborhoods, and increase the...

Why Inclusive Transport Matters: In Conversation with TransPeshawar

Zu Peshawar has emerged as a successful model in terms of inclusion, diversity, and access because the system is tailored to address societal gaps....