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Planning for Less Driving, Not More, Would Lead to Big Savings

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What if, instead of basing policy around the presumption that people will drive more every year, transportation agencies started making decisions to reduce the volume of driving? And what if they succeed? A new report from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group quantifies what would happen in that state if driving rates come in one percentage point lower than the state […]
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Feds Propose Major Rule Changes to Eliminate Barriers to Safer Streets

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Applying highway design standards to city streets has been a disaster for urban neighborhoods. The same things that make highways safer for driving at 65 mph — wide lanes, “clear zones” running alongside the road that have no trees or other “obstacles” — make surface streets dangerous and dreadful for walking, killing street life. The one-size-fits-all approach to […]
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Documentary to Explore Racial Discrimination in Transportation Planning

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Beavercreek, Ohio, nabbed its own infamous place in civil rights history last year, when the Federal Highway Administration ruled that the suburb had violated anti-discrimination laws by blocking bus service from nearby Dayton. The Beavercreek case marked the first time civil rights activists had successfully filed this type of administrative complaint with the FHWA against […]