Giving fair warning: state/province/national bans on sale of gas-powered vehicles, now in BC and proposed by Senator from Oregon

British Columbia has just passed the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA) into law, and it could transform the Canadian province’s roads in the coming years. Under the new rules, 10 percent of all light-duty cars and trucks sold in BC by 2025 must be emission-free (electric, plug-in hybrid electric or hydrogen fuel cell) vehicles. By the time 2040 rolls around, the province will …

Latinos are being pushed to urban edges, rural areas with few transportation options

By Robbie Webber at SSTI, Latinos are being pushed to urban edges, rural areas with few transportation options, posted on June 3rd, 2019: affordable housing, job access, Latino, transportation options A study by researchers at UT Health San Antonio details the barriers that Latinos in the U.S. face because of poor access to transportation options. Inadequate transit options, unreliable or spotty schedules, long commutes, and a …

FHWA and USDOT Planning, Environment, Realty, and Human Environment Research and Resources (Spring 2019)

Welcome to the Spring 2019 edition of the FHWA’s Office of Planning, Environment and Realty’s (HEP) quarterly research newsletter. This issue of the newsletter focuses on HEP’s efforts to ensure transportation planning decisions are made using a comprehensive process. The Office of Planning (HEPP) together with The Office of Project Development and Environmental Review (HEPE) promotes greater efficiency by fostering …

From Mobility to Access for All: Expanding Urban Transportation Choices in the Global South: Up to half of urbanites experience restricted access, leading to high travel burdens and/or exclusion from opportunities

by Christo Venter, Anjali Mahendra and Dario Hidalgo – May 2019         Many cities are experiencing a decline in access to jobs, services and people due to a confluence of two trends: rapid urbanization and motorization. Lack of access afflicts both low-income communities scattered throughout the city and low- to medium-income people living in suburbs and peripheral settlements who use private cars and motorcycles on long, congested …

CleverShuttle CEO & Co-Founder Talks Sustainable Ride-Pooling in Germany

May 27th, 2019 by Erika Clugston , Clean Technica If two people are going in the same direction, why not share a ride, lower the cost, and save on money and gas? This was the logic that the founders of CleverShuttle had in mind when they formed the company in Munich in 2014. Now, five years later, the on-demand ride-pooling startup has taken off and …

MN: Park-and-ride transit gives suburban commuters higher access to jobs

MAY 22, 2019 Park-and-ride transit gives suburban commuters higher access to jobs, by University of Minnesota A park-and-ride facility in Eagan. Credit: Mike McCarthy Park-and-ride facilities enable many suburban and exurban commuters in the Twin Cities metro area to reach roughly as many jobs as urban transit users, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of …

SharedStreets data standard lets companies and cities seamlessly exchange information on safety, curb-use and transit management, bridging previously incompatible formats for public and private use

Feb 22, 2018, NACTO and the Open Transport Partnership Launch SharedStreets: SharedStreets is a first-of-its-kind data-sharing and planning standard featuring industry-leading safety, curb-use and transit management tools to digitally connect the public and private sectors The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Open Transport Partnership today announced the launch of SharedStreets, a first-of-its-kind transportation data standard and …

Has Seattle Found the Solution to Driving Alone to Work?  How a fast-growing city has invested heavily in mass transit alternatives to keep a lid on gridlock

By ERICK TRICKEY, Politico, May 23, 2019 Read more  Erick Trickey is a writer in Boston. SEATTLE—Three years ago, this fast-growing, hilly city of 725,000 people took a huge leap toward a longtime civic dream: becoming a place where it’s easy to live without driving every day or without owning a car at all. In March 2016, the region’s Link light-rail system, which ran …