Office workers are starting to commute again, and most of them are driving alone (Washington Post). Still, many people are expected to continue working remotely post-pandemic, which means transit agencies will have to adjust (Eno Center for Transportation).
Tire residue that runs off into streams is killing fish. (Toronto Star)
E-bikes were already experiencing a pandemic boom, and demand is now surging even further due to high gas prices. (City Lab)
Maryland and Georgia are the latest states to suspend gas taxes. (ABC News)
Minneapolis had 23 fatal crashes last year, up from 15 in 2020, killing 24 people, including 11 pedestrians. Four-fifths were caused by reckless driving. (Axios)
Reckless drivers could lose their cars under a proposed Milwaukee ordinance, the first of its kind in the country. (Route Fifty)
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority are spinning numbers from a fare-free pilot program in very different ways. The MBTA points out that most riders, those who had monthly passes or needed to transfer, didn’t save any money, but Wu says the program was popular anyway. (Commonwealth)
Denver’s Regional Transportation District and the transit union reached a deal that will boost operator pay by 25 percent. (The Denver Channel)
The Bay Area’s Valley Transit is increasingly getting into the real-estate business with transit-oriented developments. (San Jose Spotlight)
Call it the forgotten pandemic: road fatalities surged by double-digit percentages, including a significant increase in deaths outside of cars, in 2021, according to a new report issued Tuesday by federal authorities.
Back in the day, we beheld the future, and in it, we were zipping about in electric cars. Yes, on that day way back in the aughts, we beheld a future in which a passel of problems were about to become passé: crippling gas prices, entanglements with oil-rich frenemies, dirty air, and climate-changing emissions would […]
If Jane Doe rides her bike a mile to the post office and then back home, is it fair to assume she just avoided two miles of driving? And can we then assume that she prevented 2.2 pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted? That’s more or less the way most agencies calculate averted vehicle-miles traveled. One […]
As gas prices soar, we're offering full team coverage. First, Kea Wilson looks at how American motorists say they'll drive less while transportation expert Charles Komanoff disagrees (see his article below).