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Transportation Policy

The U.S. Is Driving Less And Yet Building Ever More Highways

Kinder Institute for Urban Research | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

It would have been difficult to predict back in 2004 that Americans were about to cut back on driving. After all, Americans had been doing just the op...

Six Transportation Ideas For LA's Mayor Elect Eric Garcetti

Harris Silver | Posted 08.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Harris Silver

With LA having just elected a new Mayor, the timing feels right for putting out some transportation and planning ideas that can help make LA a more livable city.

Jason Linkins

Virginia To Impose Annual Fees On Hybrid Car Owners, Fueling New Transportation Funding Protests | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

In the Comonwealth of Virginia, the issue of transportation funding has always been a very tough nut to crack. Traffic in the D.C.-Metropolitan area i...

If You Build It, Will They Come? Robot Cars, Infrastructure and Policy Innovation

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 11.27.2012 | Science
Joseph F. Coughlin

There's currently not much demand for infrastructural and policy solutions because no one has an autonomous car yet. But, on the other hand, no one will have autonomous cars until some of these problems get sorted out.

Paving the Future of Transportation Policy: What Congress Smoothed Over This Year, and Where the Pot

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.13.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Two years is welcome certainty for a sluggish economy but a blink of an eye for policymaking. NCLR is committed to monitoring implementation of transportation reauthorization and helping to pave the way for strong legislation in 2014.

The Bike Lane Is Not Your Parking Spot

Renee Patten | Posted 09.02.2012 | Chicago
Renee Patten

In case any drivers need a reminder, you do not own the road, you just own a car. For the first time in recent history, Chicago cyclists have space that is dedicated directly for us and a pathway to increasing safety. Please respect this.

Creeps and Weirdos: The Auto Industry Agenda for Keeping You on Four Wheels

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Larry Cohen

The car is still king -- from parking lots to roadways. And car companies intend to keep it that way.

Expanded Bike Sharing Program Is Headed Chicago's Way

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced that the city is diving into a new, vast bike sharing program that aims to bring 3,000...

For Want of a Crosswalk, a Life was Lost

Larry Cohen | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Larry Cohen

Instead of wasting our time debating who should be punished and how much, we need to invest our traffic safety funds in efforts that keep our children and families safe.

AAA: Their Policies should be as Good as their Service. A conversation between Larry Cohen and Dick Jackson.

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Cohen

Dick Jackson, M.D., M.P.H. is the Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health. He served 15 years at the CDC where h...