Monday, February 26, 2024

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...

TNCs contribute to urban traffic, new report says

A new report says that TNCs contribute to urban traffic congestion and attract riders who otherwise would have taken transit or used a non-motorized...

MTA works with Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings

The MTA is working with mobile application Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The post...

Alexa, where’s my bus?

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (CA) has integrated real-time transit information and traffic conditions with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. The post Alexa, where’s my...

Counting scofflaws in bus and bike lanes

A NYC computer programmer developed an algorithm to document the number of vehicles blocking bus and bike lanes on a city block. The post Counting...

VTA uses cameras to collect tech shuttle data

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is using cameras to track corporate shuttles after local business groups declined to share data. The post VTA uses...

LA council approves car-sharing program

The Los Angeles City Council approved a pilot program for fixed-space and point-to-point car-sharing. The post LA council approves car-sharing program appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

APTA: GOP Tax Plans Fall Short on Key Transit Issues

On behalf of his organization’s more than 1,500 members, Richard White, acting president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), recently issued...

Voters Approve Swaths of Transit-Related Ballot Measures in Local, State Elections

On November 7, 2017, voters from across the county approved a wide range of transit-related ballot measures in local and state elections, a sign...

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Cutting Urban Emissions with Policies that Promote Alternatives to Driving

Decreasing the number of miles traveled by cars and trucks is one of the most impactful measures considered in a recent ICCT study of...

What Digitalization Means for Public Transport

Digital technology is especially valuable for informal public transport, the unregulated or semi-regulated services that carry so much travel in many of the world’s...

Nominations Are Open For The 2025 Sustainable Transport Award

Does your city or region deserve more recognition for new transport, street design, or policy improvements that increase mobility and improve quality-of-life for your...

Tell your senator, now is the time for Complete Streets!

Two new bills introduced to Congress by Senators Ed Markey and John Fetterman make Complete Streets a minimum design mandate, redefining our road design...