Today’s Headlines

  • The Psychology of Why Driving Turns Us Into Jerks (Slate)
  • How New Jersey Can Lure People Out of Cars (NextCity)
  • Scientist Says Climate Change Contributed to Texas Flooding Disaster (Texas Tribune)
  • “Floating Bus Stops” Can Help Solve Bike-Bus Conflicts (CityLab)
  • Proposal to Hike Tennessee Gas Tax “Not Going Anywhere” (Times Free Press)
  • Maryland County Testing P3 Model for Funding Green Infrastructure (Governing)
  • Self-Driving Google Car Might Not Ever Happen (Slate)


America Has a Terrible Traffic Safety Record Because We Drive Too Much

Even though the U.S. traffic fatality rate per mile driven has fallen by two-thirds in the last 50 years, America today still has the deadliest road system per capita in the developed world. Much of the improvement from safer driving and better emergency care has been wiped out by increases in total traffic. The American approach to traffic safety has emphasized seatbelt use, vehicle standards, […]

True Story: Ratings Agency Pins Dangerous Roads on Car-Free Young People

The financial ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has a new report out that presents a bizarre theory about dangerous conditions on American streets. It’s the Millennials’ fault, “but not in the way you think,” they say. Prepare yourself for some ratings agency clickbait! Standard & Poor’s blames Millennials not only for the poor state of transportation infrastructure but also the […]