Traffic declined almost everywhere at historic levels last year, showing cities how they can achieve sustainable alternatives to driving. (City Monitor)
About a fifth of transit agencies are running less than three-quarters of their usual service during the pandemic, but another fifth are running more than before to provide for social distancing. (Transit Center)
When we talk about transit, don’t forget rural residents, millions of whom don’t have cars. (Inequality)
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg supports a usage fee in lieu of a gas-tax hike to fund roads. (Transport Topics)
Cities can reduce car use be reallocating space, abolishing parking requirements, congestion pricing, raising parking rates, ending employer parking subsidies, encouraging denser development and providing alternatives, according to a new report from the International Transport Forum.
More cooperation among transit, ride-hailing and micromobility options would increase ridership on all modes, according to a Transportation Research Board report. (Government Technology)
Nottingham, England, is winning recognition around the U.K. for its successful commuter parking program, which charges employers for the spaces they provide to employees and directs the revenue to transit.
According to a recent study of transit riders in Denver covered by CityLab, people who work within a 15-minute walk of a rail station are more likely to commute by train than people who live close to transit but don’t work by a station. Network blog Peninsula Transportation Alternatives says the study underscores how a proposal aimed at reining in traffic in Palo […]
Late last year Congress finally moved to boost the maximum commuter tax benefit for transit riders to the same level that car commuters receive. That means transit riders can buy up to $255 in fares each month with pre-tax income, just like drivers can pay for $255 in parking expenses with pre-tax income. Great news, right? Well, it’s definitely a step in […]
Minimum parking requirements are, essentially, a tax on development meant to encourage driving. The cost of housing and offices rises and the difference in rents and sales prices is plowed into new automobile infrastructure. But there is perhaps no other American entitlement as fiercely defended as this widely misunderstood car subsidy. Take this case from […]