Brookings Institution

Brookings report provides insight into the impacts of congestion on the freight industry

By Chris Spahr A new report from the Brookings Institution, and its associated interactive tool, study the flow of freight among U.S. metropolitan areas. Findings from the report, authored by Adie Tomer and Joseph Kane, show that the 100 largest metropolitan areas transport 80 percent of all of

Brookings Institution report documents growth of Amtrak vs. air travel in key markets

By Chris Spahr A March 2013 report by the Brookings Institution discusses the renaissance of American passenger rail and shows that ridership on Amtrak is at record levels and continuing to grow. Additionally, the report notes that Amtrak’s passenger growth was more than double that of domestic

Banking on Infrastructure: Enhancing State revolving Funds for Transportation (Brookings Institution, 2012)

A new policy brief on state infrastructure financing, written by Brookings Transportation Senior Fellow Rob Puentes and Jennifer Thompson of Parsons Brinkerhoff,  is a primer on how states can leverage public and private funds, including federal funds and loan programs, to finance state and

Exurban development continues to decline, while cities return to pre-recession growth

By Eric Sundquist  Growth in urban-fringe suburbs, once the fastest-growing parts of metropolitan areas, has stalled, new Census data shows. From 1990 through the mid-2000s, growth in exurban counties was running at about 2 percent per year, according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution.