environmental concerns

Researchers assess performance of state transportation systems using sustainability index

By Chris McCahill New research from the University of Connecticut sheds valuable light on key policy objectives for improving the sustainability of state transportation systems. The research was just published in a special issue of Research in Transportation Business and Management and featured

Judge cites lack of transit in ruling on freeway project

By Robbie Webber A federal judge in Wisconsin has allowed a lawsuit against a major urban freeway project to proceed, agreeing with community groups that low-income residents could suffer “irreparable harm” if the project moves forward. The groups contend that the project advantages

Comprehensive Evaluation of Transport Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Policies (Victoria Transport Policy Institute, 2012)

Transportation strategies that reduce emissions and conserve energy and grouped into either “cleaner vehicles” or “mobility management” (VMT reduction and demand management.) This report examines the cost effectiveness of these two strategies. Download full report.

Environmentalists challenge plans for expanded Miami port

According to an article in the Miami Herald, a conflict has arisen between those who want to expand the Port of Miami for economic development, in anticipation of an expanded Panama Canal, and environmentalists and the tourism industry, who fear it could harm sea life and water quality. Miami is