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Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030: The Disruption of Transportation and the Collapse of the Internal-Combustion Vehicle and Oil Industries

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Figure 2. Consumer Choices: cost-per-mile analysis9

We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history. By 2030, within 10 years of regulatory approval of autonomous vehicles (AVs), 95% of U.S. passenger miles traveled will be served by on-demand autonomous electric vehicles owned by fleets, not individuals, in a new business model we call “transport-as-a-service” (TaaS). The TaaS disruption will have enormous implications across the transportation and oil industries, decimating entire portions of their value chains, causing oil demand and prices to plummet, and destroying trillions of dollars in investor value — but also creating trillions of dollars in new business opportunities, consumer surplus and GDP growth.

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2016 Transportation Awards: Now Open for Nominations

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is once again accepting nominations for the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards. The annual awards program – sponsored by AASHTO, the AAA motor club and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – recognizes the best projects that state DOTs completed in the prior year, through a series of regional and national competitions.

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What Obama Will Propose for Transportation, in New Climate Change Approach

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
What Obama Will Propose for Transportation, in New Climate Change Approach

Transportation Issues Daily Today President Obama is proposing a couple of transportation-related executive actions to reduce emissions and global warming. It’s part of a larger package of actions on climate change for which the President can sidestep Congressional approval. The Washington Post has a good, long analysis of the new White House approach and proposal: […]

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America in 2013: A ULI Survey of Views on Housing, Transportation, and Community

Monday, June 10th, 2013
America in 2013

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE America in 2013 Will the changing face of America be a catalyst for a changing landscape as well? America is a diverse nation and our story is ever evolving. How we feel and what we value about the communities we live in is changing, too. The Urban Land Institute’s Infrastructure Initiative and […]

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Elizabethtown, KY: New Glendale Road Bridge Demolition

Friday, May 31st, 2013

New Glendale Road Bridge over Western Kentucky Parkway Demolition. Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Bridge was damaged by a semi hauling a large dump truck on November 19, 2012.- Code3ImagesLLC on Youtube

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Adapting Transportation to the Impacts of Climate Change

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Report Dated June 2011
Regardless of what climate change mitigation strategies are adopted, the shorter-term effects of climate change mean that transportation policy makers, planners, and operators—across all modes—need to make changes to adapt to these effects. This E-Circular on adaptation, developed under the auspices of the TRB Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy, is a companion to the TR News Special Edition issue of May–June 2010 on climate change mitigation.

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The Future of Our Transportation Infrastructure in a Car Crazed Culture

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

By Jack Payton William Faulkner once bemoaned our country’s automobile culture by dryly observing that “the American really loves nothing but his automobile: not his wife, his child, nor his country … but his motor-car.” It’s been over 60 years since he penned those lamenting words, but if anything, our collective reliance on the personal […]

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Washington, D.C: M Street SE/SW Transportation Study Alternative 1

Monday, September 17th, 2012

A 3D visualization of proposed Alternative 1 from the the M Street SE/SW Transportation Study. More information is available at: See other alternatives here: Alternative 2 and Alternative 3 –DDOTVideos on YouTube.

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Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 31

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: EERE INTRODUCTION In January 1976, the Transportation Energy Conservation (TEC) Division of the Energy Research and Development Administration contracted with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to prepare a Transportation Energy Conservation Data Book to be used by TEC staff in their evaluation of current and proposed conservation strategies. The major purposes […]

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Advocates of Higher Spending Are Facing a Skeptical Audience

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 17

“It is our belief that once citizens become aware of the significant costs and risks associated with a compromised transportation system operating at less than optimal capacity, they will feel more compelled to demand calls for action that will, in turn, prompt policymakers to act.”

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