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An “Unprecedented Mobility Revolution?” We’ve Been Here Before

“They are designed to make automobile collisions impossible and to eliminate completely traffic congestion.” Norman Bel Geddes,...

Beyond Speculation Automated Vehicles and Public Policy

Automated vehicle (AV) technology has the potential to completely change how we travel, how we ship goods, and on a larger scale, how...

Smart City Challenge Finalists Share their Successes with Congress

March 17, 2017  On Thursday, March 16, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection...

Industry Urges Congress to Act on Autonomous Vehicles

February 17, 2017 For quite some time now, the auto industry and tech firms have discouraged Congress and the U.S. Department of...

Innovative Transit Partnerships: Three Things to Know

Although the industry is less than ten years old, transportation network companies (TNCs) have upended the traditional role of public...

Moving America: New Directions, New Opportunities – Vol. 1 – Building the National Transportation Policy

Volume 1 of the George H.W. Bush Administration's National Transportation Policy process, this July 1989 report from the U.S....

Rethinking the Swamp: Capital Convergence 2017

This year, Washington, DC’s image took a political hit in the national debate as a “swamp that needs draining.” For years it has...

Summaries of the 30 Most Important Transportation Ballot Questions

November 9, 2016 Our short summaries of each of the top 30 ballot initiatives at stake last night follow, in alphabetical order,...

USDOT Issues Rule Expanding Aviation Consumer Protections

October 26, 2016 Last Tuesday, USDOT announced several new initiatives intended to expand consumer protections for air travelers and...

Mapping the Digital City

“Why don’t you stop and ask for directions?” For decades, the now-anachronistic question encapsulated American identity,...

How Local Governments Should Plan for Driverless Cars

(Ed. Note: This post is based off of a TEDx talk that Lauren Isaac recently gave in Sacramento, CA. You can watch the full talk...

How Will Transportation Apps Affect Mass Transit?

How are ridesharing and other types innovative transportation technologies changing the world of mass transportation? The first...

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