car ownership

Global SUV sales undo gain from electric vehicles

By Robbie Webber Electric vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce emissions and the climate impact of transportation. But the global increase in SUV sales—led by but not exclusive to the U.S.—is more than neutralizing these reductions. That is the message from an analysis of the

Increases in vehicle ownership enlighten southern California’s decrease in public transit ridership

By Logan Dredske Although national transit ridership has remained steady over the last decade, ridership in Southern California has been on the decline (Figure 1). The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) released a report offering explanations for why transit ridership has been

Lower VMT of TOD the result of density more than rail

By Robbie Webber A study published in the Journal of the American Planning Association argues that the rail transit frequently used to define transit-oriented development is not the most important factor in reducing vehicle miles traveled and car ownership. Overall density and the availability of