public transit

Universities Leading the Way to Our Transportation Future

February 9, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Universities and Transit

This week I trekked up to Philadelphia to speak to a graduate design class at the University of Pennsylvania about a project of theirs, namely delivering greenhouse-gas-reducing policy recommendations to their client, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.[read more]

Planes, Trains, & Pretty Much Everything Else More Efficient Than Cars

January 18, 2014 by Joshua Hill

A new report released by a research professor at the University of Michigan Research Institute looking at data collected from 1970 to 2010 has shown that pretty much every form of transportation is more efficient than the good old-fashioned light-duty vehicle.[read more]

New Light Rail Stations May Not Increase Transit Ridership

October 24, 2010 by Tom Konrad

A report (pdf) by the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University found that new rail stations and transit-oriented development often fail to increase transit ridership. New stations can sometimes lead to gentrification that prices out renters and low-income households. Since such households...[read more]

Economics for Dummies

July 16, 2008 by RyanAvent

Matt writes: K-Lo proclaimed a “Dubya-Love Moment” over this answer to a question about why he doesn’t support a federal energy conservation program at yesterday’s press conference: “The American people are smart enough to figure it out. They know the price of gas. They’re already driving less and seeking smaller cars. I don’t need to...[read more]