Issue / Land use

Road to Recovery Webinar: More Than Meets the Eye: Density and Transportation During COVID-19

The impacts of density on the COVID-19 pandemic are currently the center of attention in public opinion, policy decisions, and planning...

Building Environmental Collaborations While Funding Highways: An Innovation in Transportation Governance

Transportation agencies have been trying for generations to fulfill their missions while doing as little environmental harm as...

Parking Reform Picks up Steam in 2019

The United States is estimated to have anywhere from 722 million to 2 billion parking spaces, and many U.S. cities are commonly...

Guest Op-Ed: Autonomous, Electric and Shared – One of These Is Not Like the Others

October 10, 2018 One of the most popular terms in the autonomous vehicle world is the belief—or goal—that vehicles in the future...

Debate on Transit Subsidies Prompts More Agreement than Expected

October 5, 2018 New technologies are emerging that have the potential to change Americans’ travel patterns. On October 2, the Cato...

What’s the Purpose of Mass Transit? – Part 4 – What’s the Underlying Goal of Transportation?

July 18, 2018 Prompted by the 50th anniversary of the decision to move federal mass transit programs from the Department of Housing...

1960 Bureau of the Budget Memo on American Municipal Association Commuter Rail Relief Bill

This is an internal memo from the White House Bureau of the Budget dated March 11, 1960 summarizing legislation introduced in the House...

2018 House WRDA Bill – Section-by-Section Summary

This is a section-by-section summary prepared by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee staff of H.R. 8, the Water Resources...

2018 House WRDA Bill – Text As Introduced

This is the text of the bill H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018, as introduced in the House of Representatives on May...

Guest Op-Ed: How Will Current Land Use Patterns Impact the Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles?

There has been a considerable amount of talk about the “utopian” and “dystopian” visions of the social impacts of deploying...

Bringing MPOs Into the FAST Era

February 2, 2018 Since metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) were first formed in early 1960s, their core mission has been to...

The United States Should Go Dutch—In Roadway Policy and Design

Children in the United States learn to ride a bicycle between anywhere from age 3 to 8. But where a child lives can either encourage or...

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