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September 25, 2014

Texans don't see public transit as congestion cure, poll says

The findings also suggest that most Texans may be reluctant to make significant lifestyle changes to cope with congestion, such as changing where they live.


December 5, 2011

Texas Transit Institute releases sustainability guidebook

Offers state DOTs and other transportation agencies a series of practical, easy-to-use tools to integrate sustainability into current agency performance measurement programs.


September 27, 2011

Report: More transportation upgrades needed for economic recovery

The economic recession has only provided a temporary respite from the growing congestion problem, according to a new study. When the economic growth returns, the average commuter is estimated to see an additional three hours of delay by 2015 and 7 hours by 2020.


January 20, 2011

Report: Traffic problems rising as economy rebounds

Key findings include a continued rise in congestion and commuter costs, and that public transportation saved travelers 785 million hours of delay, 640 million more gallons of fuel and $19 billion in congestion costs. APTA and T4 America leaders respond.


July 8, 2009

TTI: Traffic costs $87B in fuel, lost productivity

Travelers spent one hour less stuck in traffic in 2007 than they did in 2006 and wasted one gallon less gasoline than the year before. The differences, though small, point to a break in near-constant growth in traffic over 25 years.


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