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Archive for the ‘Congestion’ Category

The High Cost of Free Parking

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
The High Cost of Free Parking

Hidden parking rules hurt our cities. Will Chilton and Paul Mackie of Mobility Lab explain.

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How to Fix Traffic Forever

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
How to Fix Traffic Forever

Join Wendover Productions in exploring some seemingly obvious, but surprisingly effective, innovations in traffic control. From congestion pricing to diverging diamond interchanges, these systems effortlessly increase the flow of traffic and minimize the potential for collisions.

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The Human Cost of Subway Delays: A Survey of New York City Riders

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Chart 1: How would you grade subway service in recent months?

As the findings make clear, when New Yorkers are left stranded on the subway platform or stuck in a tunnel, they are missing classes and job interviews and doctor’s appointments. They are running late to pick up or drop off their children or care for elderly relatives. They are losing wages and putting their jobs in jeopardy. In short, when subway performance declines, so too does the health, financial security, and quality of life of everyday New Yorkers.

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Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Driverless Future

DRIVERLESS FUTURE was developed by Arcadis, HR&A Advisors and Sam Schwartz to show the significant influence autonomous vehicles and ridesharing can have on our cities. This paper serves as a policy road map for complex issues related to this transportation revolution and its potential impact on equity, public transit, parking, land use and real estate development.

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Empty Spaces: Real Parking Needs at Five TODs

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Estimated vehicle trips versus actual vehicle trips

The goal of this study was to determine how much less parking is required at transit-oriented developments (TODs) and how many fewer vehicle trips are generated than standard industry estimates. It is clear that TODs require less parking than development without transit, or transit without development. This study sought to gather information about how much parking is used at TOD to help developers and engineers make more-informed decisions in the future.

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Practicality of Private Sector Funded Infrastructure

Monday, February 6th, 2017
Figure 1: Urban Share of Total Vehicle and Total Lane Miles (1980-2014)

Modernizing America’s infrastructure is a key plank in the next Administration’s economic platform, and transportation infrastructure should be central to this effort. The case can be made that American roadways are inadequate, even as there are more vehicles on the road than ever. The consequence is congested roads and poor road quality. However, President Trump’s plan relies heavily on private sector finance; specifically leveraging less than $200 billion in federal funds for $800 billion in private funds. (Then-candidate Hillary Clinton similarly proposed establishing an infrastructure bank involving the private sector.) Is it feasible to modernize the surface transportation network without greater taxpayer involvement?

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Beyond Traffic 2045

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Beyond Traffic 2045

Beyond Traffic 2045 is U.S. DOT’s most comprehensive assessment of current and future conditions in decades—it is a call to action. After years of chronic underinvestment and policy choices that, in some cases, have actually worked at cross purposes with the broader economic and social goals held by most Americans, now is the time for a report like this one to be read, understood, considered—and used, to breathe new life into funding and policy discussions at all levels.

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Thanksgiving 2016: AAA Holiday Travel Forecast

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
AAA Travel Forecast: Thanksgiving 2016

Consumers are expected to open their wallets this Thanksgiving, with steady income gains fueling strong consumer spending growth. This will drive holiday travel up 1.9 percent, the eighth consecutive year of growth.

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Transit Trends Episode 8: Traffic sucks, so why do we sit in it?

Friday, November 11th, 2016
Transit Trends Episode 8: Traffic sucks, so why do we sit in it?

Sitting in traffic is super annoying, but most Americans do it every single day. We wanted to know why? And who better to ask than two psychologists?

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How Not to Get Stuck in Traffic

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
How Not to Get Stuck in Traffic

Some tips on how to minimize traffic! Created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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