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Archive for the ‘Congestion’ Category

Impacts of Carsharing in Five North American Cities

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Table 1 Vehicle and GHG Impacts from Free-Floating One-Way Carsharing

TRANSPORTATION SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH CENTER Impacts of Car2Go on Vehicle Ownership, Modal Shift, Vehicle Miles Traveled, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Analysis of Five North American Cities Executive Summary Carsharing is the shared use of a vehicle fleet by members for tripmaking on a per trip basis. There are four forms of carsharing in North America today: […]

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The Interstate Highway System turns 60: Challenges to Its Ability to Continue to Save Lives, Time and Money

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Percent Urban Interstates Congested

TRIP
In this report, TRIP looks at the history and benefits of the Interstate Highway System, its current use and condition, and the future needs of the nation’s most critical transportation system. Sources of data for the report include the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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State of the Built Environment: Greater Boston’s Infrastructure

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Figure 2.1: Greater Boston Roadway Composition by Road Type

A BETTER CITY
Based on our projections, the conclusion is pretty straightforward. As a region we must find ways to expand our infrastructure, enhance the efficiency with which we use it, and find ways to conserve energy, water, and open space in order to accommodate the population growth and expanded economic output we project through 2030. The complexity lies in determining which course to take and ultimately how to pay for it.

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San Francisco: A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 – With Sound!

Monday, May 30th, 2016
San Francisco: A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 – With Sound!

A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 – With Sound!

Historic pre-earthquake San Francisco, 1906, with full sound design.

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Memorial Day Travel Forecast 2016

Friday, May 27th, 2016

AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (AAA)
AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005. Spurred by the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, about 700,000 more people will travel compared to last year. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 26 to Monday, May 30.

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Cost of Congestion in the Trucking Industry

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Figure 1: United States NPMRDS Roadway Network

AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Trucks transported nearly 10 billion tons of freight representing over two-thirds (68.8 percent) of total domestic tonnage shipped1, and traveled more than 279 billion miles on the nation’s roadway network in 2014.2 Due to the critical role of safe and reliable truck movements in sustainable economic growth, it is essential to continually monitor and evaluate the efficiency of the national roadway system. A key impediment to nimble supply chains is the level of traffic congestion experienced on U.S. roadways, and the subsequent costs that are incurred due to this congestion.

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Filling up Seats in Cars: The Future of Driving

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Filling up Seats in Cars: The Future of Driving

Everyday we ignore a surplus of transportation capacity: the empty seats in the vast majority of cars on the road. But as driving attitudes, data, and technology change, it’s becoming easier for people to share rides — taking cars off the road and easing congestion.

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Outstanding Engineering: Tallahassee Regional Transportation Management Center

Monday, April 4th, 2016
Outstanding Engineering: Kimley Horn Tallahassee Regional Transportation Management Center

2016 ACEC National Recognition Award Winner Firm Name: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Project Name: Tallahassee Regional Transportation Management Center Project Location: Tallahassee, Florida Client Name: City of Tallahassee Operated by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County, the Regional Transportation Management Center is a model of local government operations mutually benefiting from the integration of […]

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UCLA State of the Commute

Thursday, March 24th, 2016
UCLA - Table 1 Table 2 Figure 2

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
University commuters used alternative transportation modes at a rate far higher than Los Angeles County commuters as a whole, a pattern that held true for all major modes. More than 15% of UCLA employees and more than 39% of students were pedestrians or bicycle commuters, options exercised by less than 4% of LA County commuters. Thirteen percent of UCLA employees and more than 25% of students commuted by public transit, compared to only 7% for all of LA County. Finally, more than 14% of UCLA employees commuted by carpool or vanpool, while 10% of LA County commuters used one of these modes.

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San Diego, CA: Downtown Mobility Plan

Friday, February 26th, 2016
Downtown San Diego

CITY OF SAN DIEGO
CIVIC SAN DIEGO
City centers across the nation are experiencing revival and renaissance. Urbanized communities are becoming increasingly desirable, with more people showing interest in living and working in locations with a variety of mobility, cultural, entertainment, employment, and housing options. A combination of transportation strategies is needed to accommodate these shifting attitudes and accompanying influx of residents, employees, and visitors to urbanized areas – even more so in downtown areas already experiencing high concentrations of residential and employment populations.

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