March 27, 2013
Public policy and economics experts from UCLA and China’s Tsinghua University found that high-speed rail fuels real estate booms, reduces commuting times for those traveling to big cities, eases congestion in those cities and gives smaller towns more access to metropolitan hubs.
February 26, 2013
Denver was recently ranked among the top 40 cities in the 2012 Urban Mobility report, released by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, based on hours of delay saved because of the use of public transit. The report also concluded that public transit saved 865 million hours of delay on U.S. roads.
February 5, 2013
The Planning Time Index (PTI), a measure of travel reliability, illustrates the amount of extra time needed to arrive on time for higher priority events, such as an airline departure, just-in-time shipments, medical appointments or especially important social commitments.
December 13, 2012
Proposed Durham/Orange Light Rail Transit Project named one of the best transportation projects in the U.S. in the organization’s national report, “Smart Choices, Less Traffic: 50 Best and Worst Transportation Projects in the United States.”
December 3, 2012
Officials want to move a commuter rail station 460 feet south as part of a $300 million arts and transit project. Critics believe the change will cause conflict for cyclists, vehicles and pedestrians.
November 5, 2012
Plans to add bike and bus lanes on campus to enhance transportation on campus and help mitigate rush hour traffic. While the bus lanes may take decades to add, the bike lanes may only take two to three years.
July 31, 2012
Despite congestion fears for the first full weekday of the Games, many Londoners found underground trains and main stations were quieter than usual – not least because transit planners issued dire warnings of possible long lines.
June 14, 2012
New program to allow buses to travel on the shoulders of selected highways in times of heavy traffic congestion to help maintain transit schedules and bypass problem areas. They would only be allowed to use the shoulders when travel speed in the highway lanes fell below 35 miles per hour.
May 24, 2012
Overall, traffic congestion in the U.S. dropped 30% in 2011, according to an annual report, which cites high unemployment and high fuel prices as contributing factors.
December 8, 2011
The Columbia River Crossing project will replace the I-5 bridges over the Columbia River that connect Vancouver, Wash., to Portland, Ore. and is expected to reduce the duration of daily congestion on I-5 near the Columbia River by 60 percent.
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