The promise of whiz bang technology—mobile apps, Uber like ride hailing and driverless vehicles—as a boost to public transit systems is the subject of a new study. As mobile, real-time information scales up, how much technology can deliver on environmental goals like reducing single occupant driving rates and improve the capacity rates of public transit is the subject of a report...
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For the past year and a half, I have been working with other sustainable transportation advocates in their respective University Circle workplaces to convene a Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC). Our mission is to “Improve community health, reduce carbon emissions, and mitigate traffic congestion by increasing the use of sustainable, multi-modal transportation options and establishing a ‘park once’ district.” With...
Shifting from a car to another form of transportation is a big deal—one that could use broad organizational support. Otherwise, it seems like all of the incentives are out there for driving (like the average six parking spots per metro area for one vehicle. It’s like a brick to the accelerator).
Being able to practically get to a job is a measure of the usefulness and economic attractiveness of a city, concludes University of Minnesota in its annual ranking of how well U.S. cities provide access to jobs via transit. Transit access is a metric that matters—the report says—because 5% of all Americans use transit to commute to work, making it the...
Last week, federal authorities allegedly told the City of Cleveland that re-opening downtown Public Square to buses would honor their agreement (and help the city avoid a $12 million penalty). It provides impetus for the city to re-consider its ill-fated but well-intentioned decision.
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- "We need more transit, not less" https://t.co/Q2z4m4FDNw
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