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April 9, 2014

Northeast Corridor contributes $50B yearly to economy, report says

Report details how the corridor, carrying 750,000 daily Amtrak and commuter passengers, is a critical national asset. It also calculates that a loss of the corridor for one day would cost nearly $100 million in transportation-related impacts and productivity.


February 6, 2014

Report: Chicago transit not serving region’s commuting needs

A task force created by Gov. Pat Quinn concluded that even some major job hubs “can’t be reached in a 90-minute commute” and described planning efforts as “haphazard.”


January 14, 2014

Report: Natural gas bus, truck sales will reach 40K yearly by 2022

Driven by the lower cost of natural gas and the lower emissions from natural gas engines, compared to diesel fuel, operators of truck and bus fleets are increasingly shifting to natural gas vehicles. On average, the price of compressed natural gas is about 42% that of diesel.


December 31, 2013

Transit reliability could stimulate ridership, reduce congestion

The report, which analyzes the D.C. Metro system, proposes that greater reliability of transit schedules could motivate more people to leave their vehicles at home and ride the bus.


December 6, 2013

Report: Jobs at risk due to congestion in key areas

Research projects that 480,000 new jobs representing $32 billion per year in income will be at risk due to congestion by 2040.


November 20, 2013

Cities with rail-to-airport connection boost hotel revenue

New study shows that higher revenue per room translates to a potential $313 million in revenue per year for “rail cities” — cities which have direct rail access to airport terminals.


September 4, 2013

Report: Calif. HSR planning may lead to environmental harm

While the project may bolster the Central Valley’s economy, the region may lose substantial tracts of farmland to large-scale single family home construction that may accompany the economic growth.


August 15, 2013

Report: Transit draws crowds, cash, to cities

Paper shows that public transit produces “agglomeration,” or, more people gathering in the same space, which draws more jobs, higher wages and economic productivity. The hidden economic value of a city’s transit system could be worth $1.5 million to $1.8 billion annually.


June 20, 2013

Report: 67,000 U.S. bridges 'structurally deficient'

Nearly 8,000 bridges are both structurally deficient and “fracture critical,” meaning they are designed with no redundancy in their key structural components, so that if one fails the bridge could collapse.


May 21, 2013

Report: Transit users predict increases in smartphone use, paperless travel

The survey of 4,500 urban travelers in nine major cities in Brazil, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. showed that approximately 90% of people in these cities use public transportation on a regular basis and they are willing to pay more for technology improvements.


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