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Cellphone data is helping to improve travel demand modeling

By Chris Spahr The Moore County Transportation Committee, working with the North Carolina DOT, has significantly increased the accuracy of its data collection for its long-range transportation plan thanks to the cutting edge technology of aggregated cell phone data developed by AirSage. The

Light rail systems can raise nearby property values before completion even in low density areas

By Bill Holloway A new study in the Journal of Transport and Land Use documents changes in residential property values for homes located within one mile of Charlotte, North Carolina’s, new light rail line – formerly a freight rail facility. The study analyzed home values over a period of 11

SSTI Report on State and Local Transportation Revenue Sources (SSTI, 2013)

This SSTI report examines innovative, sustainable transportation funding models to assist decision-makers in identifying policies and practices to augment the current fuel tax revenue system. The report provides a broad account of these funding methods, where they have been implemented or

Climate impacts on transportation a hot topic during a hot summer

By Eric Sundquist Amid this summer’s wildfires, drought and heat wave, many news articles and scholarly reports have focused on the changing climate’s effects on transportation. With temperatures lingering above 100 degrees F in the upper Midwest, reports of closed roads due to buckling

Strategies for using value capture to fund transit

By Mary Ebeling Seventy-five percent of transit funding comes from state and local sources, pointing to a clear need to develop diverse revenue sources to support transit service. As vehicle miles traveled (VMT) continue to decline while transit use increases, the need for new revenues grows in

SSTI’s scenario analysis tool unveiled; will allow DOTs to better engage with land use authorities

By Bill Holloway Transportation agencies traditionally have to chase land use development, spending scarce funds to provide new roadway capacity, when better land-use patterns could have greatly reduced travel demand. SSTI’s new scenario analysis tool, developed for DelDOT, provides a way for

Value capture fuels transit expansion in Charlotte area

State and local transit planners in North Carolina are looking at a plan that combines two forms of value capture in order to construct and operate commuter rail running north from Charlotte. The plan, made public in December, would rely both on tax-increment financing (TIF) and special