People & the Environment

Issues & Modes / People & the Environment

For decades, transportation policies focused on the efficient movement of vehicles and goods without always considering the underlying economic, environmental, and social impacts. Just as important is the accessibility the system provides for people; whether it’s getting to a job, or school, shopping, entertainment, or recreation. At the same time, transportation remains the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions and while automobiles have become more efficient over time, these improvements are offset by an overall increase in driving, trucking, and air travel. Proposals for reducing emissions include electrification, increased investment in active and shared transportation, and improved land use.

Webinar: Best Practices for Incorporating Equity into Performance-Based Processes

Recent events have further highlighted the systemic inequities built into American society, and our transportation infrastructure is no...

Webinar: The Role of Transportation in Improving America’s Health

Transportation access is one of the fundamental objectives of the public sector as a means to provide access to jobs, services,...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Opportunities to Consider in Paratransit Operations

In this webinar, join an interactive discussion about the opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned as transit agencies continue...

Webinar: Transit Innovation in the Time of COVID

The challenges facing public transit during the global pandemic are well-known, with low ridership, safety concerns for workers, and...

Webinar: Congestion Pricing’s Role in Building More Equitable Transportation Systems

Congestion pricing is an idea that has broad support from transportation practitioners. However, many elected officials and members of...

Road to Recovery Webinar: DIY City: How Small Actions Can Solve Big Problems

Cities and metropolitan areas around the world face immense challenges today. In a new posthumous book, renowned urban planner Hank...

Webinar: Why Transit Agencies Need the Public to Take Ownership of the Transit Experience

In this webinar, Saba Long and Alice Grossman will talk about why transportation organizations should invite the public to take an...

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...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Carmen Bianco

This webinar is led by Carmen Bianco, who was the CEO of New York City Transit. He will discuss his experiences with how transit...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Behavioral Science 101: How Human Decision-Making Will Affect the Post-COVID World

Behavioral scientists have been studying how people make transportation decisions and how we can get them to make choices that are...

Webinar: Empowering a Resilient Transit Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed transit professionals to establish new standards for resiliency. At the same time, leaders in transit...

Op-Ed: Transportation and the Police Part 2: The Enforcement Problem in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

This article is the second piece in a Transportation and the Police op-ed series by Eno's Romic Aevaz. You can read the first article...

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