Will Reducing Parking Save the Planet?


As stated previously, I can’t take climate change seriously as long as people keep putting forward their wacko ideas  read more »

No Amount of Money is Too Much


Is there any transit construction project that is so expensive that a transit agency will say, “Let’s not do this”? The Antiplanner has argued that the answer is “no”  read more »

The Work from Home Revolution: Data and Policy Implications


The rise of remote and hybrid work has brought about a significant shift in how people access employment opportunities, reducing the need for physical commuting. This article examines the latest data  read more »

HSR: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone


The Mineta Institute — named after a San Jose congressman who was Secretary of Transportation in 2001 through 2006 — has a new report claiming that high-speed rail will produce huge economic and environmental benefits.  read more »

A Polycentric Plan for Portland


Portland’s TriMet transit agency is attempting to serve a 2020s urban area with a 1910 transit system, says a new report published by the Cascade Policy Institute.  read more »

A Polycentric Plan for St. Louis


St. Louis has more miles of light rail than any other Midwestern urban area, yet fewer people rode St. Louis transit in 2019 than in 1991, before the region opened its first mile of light rail.  read more »

Implications of Shifts in Commuting


There has been much speculation about how travel behavior has changed in the wake of the COVID pandemic. The answer to that important question is now coming into view.  read more »

Imagine no jets, ships, defense, or space program!


Over the last 200 years, when the world populated from 1 to 8 billion, we learned that crude oil is virtually useless unless it’s manufactured (refineries) into oil derivatives  read more »

2022 ACS Transportation Data


About 5.0 million Americans relied on transit to get to work in 2022, according to American Community Survey data released by the Census Bureau last week.  read more »