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Polisdigitocracy: Digital Technology, Citizen Engagement and Climate Action

Friday, November 20th, 2015
Polisdigitocracy: the building blocks


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Oregon’s Walking & Biking Plan

Friday, November 20th, 2015
Oregon’s Walking & Biking Plan

The Oregon Department of Transportation wants your input and comment on a large-scale bicycle pedestrian plan for the state of Oregon. It’s not a plan for facilities, but a plan for plans and policies that will eventually include facilities.

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America THINKS 2015 Public Transit Survey

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
In the last 12 months, I’ve taken public transportation instead of driving because...*

Today, two-thirds of Americans are using public transportation because they believe it provides benefits not available when driving. While public transportation use is at high levels, more people can be encouraged to ride if they are provided with service improvements and added amenities…A new America THINKS survey by HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm, explores why Americans are using public transportation, what they like and don’t like, and offers public transportation agencies some of their ideas that could increase ridership.

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Austin, TX: Mobility ATX Findings

Thursday, October 15th, 2015
A look at Central Austin bicycle mode share by census tract. American Community Survey 2011 5-Year Composite (Yrs. 2007-2011)

This report just scratches the surface of the wide array of conversations that took place on It is a look inside the community and its priorities. Of the 4119 upvotes on, only 1143 are covered in this report across the 10 most popular user-generated ideas. To get a fuller, richer sense of the community conversation, spend some time browsing

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Millennials: The Generation That Walks the Talk

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
REALTORS: The Generation That Walks the Talk

A national poll of 3,000 adults in the fifty largest metro areas found that Millennials are distinguishing themselves as the generation that, more than any other generation, prefers to walk. The poll was jointly conducted by the National Association of Realtors® and researchers at the Portland State University.

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What Do Americans Think About Public Transit?

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The analysis of the poll questions found that strong majorities of people believed that transit brings a number of specific benefits to their community, especially congestion relief and accessibility to vulnerable residents. Strong majorities also support improvements to transit as a general concept. However, fewer people support the general concept of increased spending on transit, and considerably fewer than half support raising any specific tax to increase transit funding, except for sales taxes, which usually enjoy majority support.

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Results of a Six-Year Transportation Funding Survey

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Figure 1. Supporta Levels for the Tax Options Surveyed in 2015

This report contributes to the understanding of current public sentiment about increasing transportation taxes by presenting the results from the sixth year of an annual telephone survey investigating public opinion about a variety of transportation tax options at the federal level. The specific taxes tested were ten variations on raising the federal gas tax rate or creating a new mileage tax, as well as one option for creating a new federal sales tax.

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Hillsborough County, FL: Citizen Engagement & Transportation

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Hillsborough County, FL: Citizen Engagement & Transportation

Beginning in mid-February 2015, our GO Hillsborough team will host 36 open house style workshops in or near your neighborhood to understand your transportation needs and realities, to explore options that make sense in your daily lives, and to help you weigh in on some hard choices as we move forward. Each of these sessions is designed to be highly participatory and interactive and will build upon the previous one.

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Michigan: Transportation Counts

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Michigan: Transportation Counts

Your participation means better Michigan transportation.

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Twitter “Town Hall” – DOT Secretary Foxx and House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Shuster

Friday, February 13th, 2015

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and House Transportation Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster recently hosted a virtual “Town Hall” on Twitter to discuss the issue of infrastructure in the United States. Using the hashtag #StuckInTraffic, Chairman Shuster (@Transport) and Secretary Foxx (@SecretaryFoxx) answered questions from industry leaders and the public on strengthening our nation’s highway, […]

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